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Mathematics Education as a Research Domain: A Search for Identity : An ICMI Study - Anna Sierpinska

Mathematics Education as a Research Domain: A Search for Identity

An ICMI Study

By: Anna Sierpinska (Editor), Jeremy Kilpatrick (Editor)

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Published: 31st January 1998
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In 1978, in the foreword to Weeding and Sowing: A Preface to a Science of Mathematics Education, Hans Freudenthal wrote that his book is a preface to a science that does not exist. Almost 20 years later, does his claim still hold true?
The present book is the result of the reflection of many individuals in mathematics education on this and related questions. Is mathematics education a science? Is it a discipline? In what sense? What is its place within other domains of research and academic disciplines? What accounts for its specificity? In the book, the reader will find a range of possible answers to these questions, a variety of analyses of the actual directions of research in different countries, and a number of visions for the future of research in mathematics education.
The book is a result of an ICMI Study, whose theme was formulated as: `What is Research in Mathematics Education and What are Its Results?'. One important outcome of this study was the realization of the reasons for the difficulty of the questions that the study was posing, leading possibly to a set of other questions, better suited to the actual concerns and research practices of mathematics education researchers.
The book addresses itself to researchers in mathematics education and all those working in their neighborhood who are concerned with the problems of the definition of this new scientific domain emerging at their borders.

Foreword
The Study Conference
Mathematics Education as a Research Discipline
Goals, Orientations and Results of Research in Mathematics Education
Different Research Paradigms in Mathematics Education
Evaluation of Research in Mathematics Education
Mathematics Education and Mathematics
Continuing the Search
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ISBN: 9780792345992
ISBN-10: 0792345991
Series: Sociology of the Sciences
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 578
Published: 31st January 1998
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.59 x 16.71  x 3.96
Weight (kg): 1.22
Edition Number: 2