The portray at the entrance of this ebook is an indication for Totakahini: the story of the parrot, through Rabindranath Tagore, during which he satirized schooling as a powerful golden cage. commencing the cage addresses arithmetic schooling as a fancy socio-political phenomenon, exploring the tremendous terrain that spans critique and politics. establishing the cage contains contributions from educators writing severely approximately arithmetic schooling in various contexts. They exhibit that arithmetic schooling is politics, they examine borderland positions, they deal with the nexus of arithmetic, schooling, and tool, they usually discover academic percentages. arithmetic schooling isn't really a loose firm. it truly is carried on in the back of bars created through fiscal, political, and social calls for. This cage is probably not as marvelous as that during Tagore's delusion. however it is robust. commencing the cage is a severe and political problem, and we will be stunned to work out what emerges.

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