Theories of Mathematics Education - Seeking New Frontiers
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Inaugural volume of the new series "Advances in Mathematics Education"
Forward-looking monograph highlighting theories that influence mathematical education theory building
Top researchers in their field are contributing
"Theories of Mathematics Education: Seeking New Frontiers is the first book in the series titled 'Advances in Mathematics Education.' The book contains 20 chapters, 16 prefaces, and 23 commentaries ... . if you are interested and ready to join, as a listener, an interesting and informative conversation among the leaders in the field of ME, to follow their contemplations and become exposed to their arguments and disagreements, then this book will provide you with plenty." (Roza Leikin and Rina Zazkis, Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, Vol. 43 (2), March, 2012)
"The series intends to 'integrate, synthesize, and extend' work in the field so that promising ideas can be improved and built upon. The seed for this inaugural book was the 2005 meeting of the International Group of the Psychology of Mathematics Education. ... The ultimate test of the value of the ideas in this book is whether they or their progeny help solve the problems that teachers, administrators, and policymakers face as they work to improve mathematics teaching and learning." (Kristin L. Umland, The Mathematical Intelligencer, Vol. 33 (2), March, 2011)
"Book addresses much more, including teachers' pedagogical actions and the politicization of mathematics education, and offers an intriguing look at covert ways of knowing. ... provides vocabularies to use, pronouncements to respond to, and examples to consider for researchers and graduate students who wish to discuss what MER theory is and should be. For these reasons, the book will be of most interest to expert, novice, and aspiring researchers who are using, crafting, refining, or reflecting upon theories for their own current and future research." (Robert Ely, Educational Studies in Mathematics, May, 2010)
"I like this book!! It is the flagship book announcing a new Springer series Advances in Mathematics Education, and as such it does a wonderful job introducing readers to the field, at the same time laying it out clearly and extending it in many different directions. It provides a valuable perspective on the field. ... a valuable resource for anyone interested in learning about the many facets of the field. ... I highly recommend it for the library of any serious mathematics education researcher." (Libby Knott, Mathematics Education Research Journal, Vol. 22 (3), 2010)
"Volume is organized into 19 parts, each of which, after the initial overview ... typically contains a brief preface, a substantial essay, and from one to three commentaries on the essay. ... This is an excellent format ... suited for discussions of theory. ... researchers will find themselves provoked to react to various perspectives; those embarking on their careers will find introductions to a wide range of areas. All will be provoked to react, and that ... is a fitting reward for reading the book." (Alan H. Schoenfeld, ZDM Mathematics Education, Vol. 42, 2010)
This volume highlights theories that influence mathematical education theory building. It also includes newer developments in areas within mathematics education such as complexity theory, neurosciences, modeling, critical theory and networking theories.