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Theoretical developments in mathematics education research: English and French perspectives in contrast

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posted on 21.03.2018, 10:14 authored by Barbara Jaworski, Stephen Lerman, Aline Robert, Eric Roditi, Isabelle Bloch
This article traces the development of theoretical perspectives in the English and French mathematics education research cultures from the 1960 and 70s to the present. The main parts of the article are the separate accounts of development in the two domains. The two areas are presented separately since they are very different both in terms of what is in focus at different times and in terms of the theories originated, developed or appropriated. The place of a priori mathematical analysis (i.e. analysis of the mathematics to be taught, prior to teaching) seems a key difference, beyond the institutional and cultural differences. The final part of the paper draws attention to key areas of difference between the two domains and suggests key questions and issues in which there is common ground albeit addressed from the differing perspectives and cultures.

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  • Mathematics Education Centre

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JAWORSKI, B. ... et al, 2018. Theoretical developments in mathematics education research: English and French perspectives in contrast. Annales de Didactique et de Sciences Cognitives, Special Issue English-French, pp.25-60.

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© IREM de Strasbourg

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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This paper was accepted for publication in the journal Annales de Didactique et de Sciences Cognitives and the definitive published version is available at https://mathinfo.unistra.fr/irem/publications/adsc/volumes/#c14903. This paper appears here with the permission of the publisher.

Acceptance date

03/03/2018

Publication date

2018

ISSN

0987-7576

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en