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Significance of Ethnomathematical Research: Towards International Cooperation with the Developing Countries

Development assistance was started for the sake of reconstruction of Europe shattered by World War II, and turned its attention to north- south problems starting at the Development Decade by the United Nations in 1960. In spite of all the efforts the international community has made, the situation for poor countries seems to have worsened and many insurmountable problems still lie ahead. "World Declaration on Education for All" (UNESCO, 1990) has changed the course of international cooperation and intends to address this global issue with attention to education as human rights and the potentiality of local culture. Verb- based curriculum in this paper is meant to activate the potentiality contained in ethnomathematical activities based upon the idea of universal activities, and substantiates the basic learning needs described in the declaration. (Contains 21 references.) (Author/MM)

  • Contributor: Baba, Takuya
  • Date Published: 04-00
  • Year: 2002

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