The University of Montana
Department of Mathematical Sciences

Technical report #22/2009

Politicizing Mathematics Education:
Has Politics gone too far? Or not far enough?


Bharath Sriraman, Matt Roscoe
The University of Montana

Lyn English
Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Abstract

In this chapter we tackle increasingly sensitive questions in mathematics and mathematics education, particularly those that have polarized the community into distinct schools of thought as well as impacted reform efforts. We attempt to address the following questions:

Keywords: critical mathematics education; equity; sociopolitical theories; technology and mathematics; politics of mathematics education

AMS Subject Classification: 97

Pdf: Preprint of chapter to appear in B. Sriraman & L. English (Eds). Theories of Mathematics Education- Seeking New Frontiers. Springer Science, Berlin/Heidelberg