What are the implications for identity positioning of foregrounding the low prior attaining students' own narrative data?

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Abstract

The identity narratives that surround low attainment in mathematics suggest a negative and deficient positioning when compared to both other students and the discipline of mathematics itself, however the positioning voice of low prior attaining (LPA) students themselves is less prevalent when compared to that of other participants. This discussion compares both direct and indirect positioning statements of participants as reported in research regarding low attainment in mathematics, before foregrounding the LPA students’ own narratives. The themes of behaviour, capacity and opportunity emerge from my analysis; however, the theme of behaviour is not evident in the LPA students’ own narratives. There is some evidence that foregrounding LPA student participants in research regarding their identity allows a counter narrative to emerge.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBSRLM conference proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jan 2020

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