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Mathematics and Tribal Children

A major reason for tribal children doing less well in school mathematics seems to lie in the way the subject is taught in schools at the primary level. Though tribal communities have an extensive and rich knowledge of mathematics and everyday science, classroom teaching is completely divorced from their experiences. The National Curriculum Framework, 2005 appears to have failed in making an explicit commitment to adopt a cultural perspective on mathematics education that is necessary to protect the self-esteem of tribal children and impart to them a meaningful education.
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