Theories in mathematics education: Some developments and ways forward

Bharath Sriraman, Elena Nardi

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In this survey, roots of mathematics education are traced from Piaget to the current work on theorizing which utilizes sociological and commognitive frameworks. Attention is given to the critiques of Sriraman and English's (2010) edited collection, Theories of Mathematics Education, and productive discussions from the reviews are unpacked. The notions of "operational" versus "functional," and "models" versus "theories," are also tackled by focussing on conceptual frameworks which harmonize the terms as opposed to exemplifying their polarities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThird International Handbook of Mathematics Education
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781461446842
ISBN (Print)9781461446835
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013


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