Future Issues And Directions In International Mathematics Education Research

English, Lyn D., Jones, Graham A., Tirosh, Dina, Lesh, Richard, & Bartolini Bussi, Maria G. (2002) Future Issues And Directions In International Mathematics Education Research. In English, Lyn D. (Ed.) Handbook of international research in mathematics education: Directions for the 21st century. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Mahwah, N.J., pp. 787-812.

Abstract

In this final chapter, we consider some of the many research issues that need attention in the advancement of our discipline. Specifically, we have identified the following questions as worthy of consideration:

  1. What role can research play in illuminating the multidisciplinary debates on the powerful mathematical ideas required for the 21st century?
  2. How can research support more equitable curriculum and learning access to powerful mathematical ideas?
  3. How can research support the creation of learning environments that give learners better and more equitable access to powerful mathematical ideas?
  4. How can research contribute to the kind of teacher education and teacher development programs that will be needed to facilitate student access to powerful mathematical ideas? 2
  5. How can we assess the extent to which students have gained access to powerful mathematical ideas, and their abilities to make effective use of these ideas? How can research inform such assessment?
  6. How do we assess and improve research methodologies in mathematics education?

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ID Code: 1654
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: For more information about this book please refer to the publisher's website (see link) or contact the author . Author contact details : Lyn English l.english @qut.edu.au
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Keywords: ethnomathematics, authentic practices, curriculum, teacher change, mathematic research designs
ISBN: 9780805833713
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy (130208)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
Deposited On: 10 Apr 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 17:52

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