Cathery
Yeh


Cathery Yeh (she/her) is an assistant professor in the Attallah College of Educational Studies at Chapman University. She has been in education for over 20 years, beginning her tenure in dual-language classrooms in Los Angeles and abroad in China, Chile, Peru and Costa Rica. As a classroom teacher, Cathery visited over 300 student homes and integrated students’ lived experiences, knowledge and identities into the curriculum.

Cathery’s research centers on critical mathematics education, humanizing practices, ethnic studies, and social justice teaching and learning. She is the co-author of the books Reimagining the Mathematics Classroom and Catalyzing Change in Early Childhood and Elementary School Mathematics, as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters. She is currently working on a co-authored book on mathematics lessons that will explore and respond to social (in)justice and mathematics for liberation.

At Chapman, Cathery created the ethnic studies minor and interdisciplinary cluster. She also developed the Community Math Project, a space for teacher candidates, K-12 students and families to engage in community-based mathematics together. Cathery, along with Grace Chen, created #miseducAsian on Twitter to amplify justice-oriented Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) educators to catalyze educational change. Outside of this work, she loves to read, cook and spend time with family!

Articles by Cathery

Mathematics in Context: The Pedagogy of Liberation

Social justice education isn’t limited to humanities courses. Two math educators explain how their commitment to equity informs the way they teach.
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Welcome to Learning for Justice—Formerly Teaching Tolerance!

Our work has evolved in the last 30 years, from reducing prejudice to tackling systemic injustice. So we’ve chosen a new name that better reflects that evolution: Learning for Justice.

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