The University of Montana
Department of Mathematical Sciences

Technical report #24/2008

The Handbook of International Research in Mathematics Education (2nd edition)

Lyn English
Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Richard Lesh
Indiana University

Graham Jones
Griffith University, Australia

Bharath Sriraman
The University of Montana

Dina Tirosh
School of Education, Tel-Aviv University, Israel

Mariolina Bartolini Bussi
Dipartimento di Matematica Pura ed Applicata - Universitą di Modena e Reggio Emilia – Italy


Abstract

The Second Edition of The Handbook of International Research in Mathematics Educationcontinues the mission of bringing together important new mathematics education research that makes a difference in both theory and practice. It updates and extends the Handbook’s original key themes and issues for international research in mathematics education for the 21st century, namely: Each of these themes is examined in terms of learners, teachers, and learning contexts, with theory development being an important component of all these aspects. This edition also examines other catalysts that have gained increased import in recent years including a stronger focus on the teacher and teacher practice, a renewed interest in theory development, an increased focus on the mathematics needed in work place settings, and a proliferation of research designs and methodologies that have provided unprecedented opportunities for investigating (and ultimately improving) mathematical teaching and learning. This edition includes ten totally new chapters; all other chapters are thoroughly revised and updated.

Keywords: research; policy; practice; learning contexts; methodologies; technology; theory development; international mathematics education; international comparisons

AMS Subject Classification: 97

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