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  1. NOMAD – 25(3-4), 2020

    Volume 25, No 3-4, October 2020

    e-NOMAD

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    Editorial

    Lena Lindenskov and Pia Beck Tonnesen
    A logical model for interventions for students in mathematics difficulties – improving professionalism and mathematical confidence
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    Juuso Henrik Nieminen
    Student conceptions of assessment accommodations in university mathematics: an analysis of power
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    Leif Bjørn Skorpen
    What the teachers and the students do and how they interact – a comparison of special education teaching and ordinary teaching in mathematics
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    Catarina Andersson
    Formative assessment – from the view of special education teachers in mathematics
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    Helena Roos, Maria Lindfors and Anette Bagger
    Educational settings in relation to special educational needs in mathematics
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    Cecilia Segerby
    Mind the gap between students and their mathematical textbooks
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    Skapad: 2020-11-04 kl. 09:43

  2. NOMAD 25(3-4), 2020

    Student conceptions of assessment accommodations in university mathematics: an analysis of power

    Juuso Henrik Nieminen

    Abstract
    This study investigates the power relations that underlie assessment accommodations in the context of university mathematics. Assessment accommodations, such as extended testing time, have been claimed to be controversial and even discriminatory. This study approaches these practices through the viewpoint of power and governmentality to understand their sociocultural nature. Nine mathematics students with special needs were interviewed to give them a voice over their own accommodations. The analysis used three contrasting notions of power (sovereign, epistemological, and disciplinary power). The students understood assessment accommodations as unfair practices, which represents unilateral sovereign power. Epistemological and disciplinary power could be identified when the students normalised mathematical assessment, and in the ways the accommodations constructed exclusion. This study highlights the importance of understanding power in the context of assessment accommodations, to shed light on the power structures that might create inequity and injustice in mathematics assessment.

    Juuso Henrik Nieminen
    Juuso Henrik Nieminen is a project researcher at the University of Eastern Finland. His multi-disciplinary research concerns the socio-cultural aspects of assessment in the contexts of higher education and mathematics education. Also, Nieminen has studied inclusive and accessible assessment practices. His Ph.D. thesis, conducted at the University of Helsinki, concerned student self-assessment from the viewpoints of agency and power.

    Skapad: 2020-11-04 kl. 09:20

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