Mathematics -- Global Approach

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Whereas ethnomathematics or multicultural, global mathematics has been recognized by conference nationally, internationally, and statewide, and

Whereas mathematics remains a gatekeeper/gateway course for many of our students, and

Whereas mathematics classes have a high dropout or attrition rate (some say 30% actually finish the classes), and

Whereas the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has certainly always supported a variety of intellectual pursuits and student success is a key component of Academic Senate activity,

Resolved that the Academic Senate support efforts to improve the retention rate in mathematics and to study the effects of mathematics as a gatekeeper/gateway course, and

Resolved that the Academic Senate support research into a variety of approaches to mathematics, including a multicultural, global approach, such as ethnomathematics.

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Found not feasible.