More Perspectives On The Impact Of Globalisation On Mathematics Education In Higher Education In Australasia

Clarkson, Philip & Atweh, Bill (2003) More Perspectives On The Impact Of Globalisation On Mathematics Education In Higher Education In Australasia. In Bragg, L., Campbell, C., Herbert, G., & Mousley, J. (Eds.) Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, July 2003, Geelong, Australia.


We have argued elsewhere that global collaboration is essential for moving the discipline forward in this globalised world - at the same time avoiding the colonialism of the past - and allowing the discipline to play its role in bridging the ever-increasing gap between countries (Atweh & Clarkson, 2001b). This issue of global collaboration sets the tone for this paper. In this study we conjecture that for those who have had and continue to have an active set of international contacts and/or experiences, their appreciation of the impact of the processes of globalisation would be heightened. To gain some insight into this issue a survey was developed and distributed to Australian and New Zealand mathematics education researchers. Although we found a divergence of views that our colleagues hold across a range of issues, there does seem to be a trend for colleagues who have experienced at some depth non western cultures to appreciate more deeply some of the issues thrown into relief by the notions of globalisation. We believe that more discussion on the notions of globalisation and how it is impacting on mathematics education will challenge us all and give more depth to our thinking and practice. This in turn will position each of us to be better able to deal critically with fundamental issues in the globalised world in which our students and we now live.

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ID Code: 2996
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: internationalisation, globalisation, mathematics education, international comparisons, HERN
ISBN: 1920846034
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy (130208)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified (130399)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 MERGA
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 05 Jan 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:00

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