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Jerry P. Becker

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NCTM's 'Every Child' Statement
Posted: Nov 6, 1998 4:36 PM
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NCTM's 'Every Child' Statement :

"As representatives of a professional organization and as individuals
within that organization, the Board of Directors sees the comprehensive
mathematics education of every child as its most compelling goal.

By "every child," we mean every child--no exceptions.

We are particularly concerned about students who have been denied access to
education opportunities for any reason, such as language, ethnicity,
physical impairment, gender, socioeconomic status, and so on. We emphasize
that "every child" includes--

. learners of English as a second language and speakers of English
as a first language;

. members of underrepresented ethnic groups and members of
well-represented groups;

. students who are physically challenged and those who are not;

. females and males;

. students who live in poverty and those who do not;

. students who have not been successful and those who have been
successful in school and in

The Board of Directors commits the organization and every group effort
within the organization to this goal."


Jerry P. Becker
Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901-4610 USA
Fax: (618)453-4244
Phone: (618)453-4241 (office)

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