The very multi-faceted nature of mathematics education research

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to discuss a phenomenon that has evolved in mathematics education research journal articles during the last three decades, namely the ‘ideal-typical’ research paper. By not reflecting today’s multi-faceted reality of the field, the ideal-typical research paper represents a far too narrow and rigid understanding of mathematics education research. The paper offers an explanation of this development, suggesting that it is detrimental to a field which is far from having found a universal, agreed-upon theoretical underpinning. It argues that we have to take measures to prevent our field from prematurely congealing into insufficient research paradigms.
Original languageEnglish
JournalFor the Learning of Mathematics
Volume39
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)2-7
Number of pages6
ISSN0228-0671
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019

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