Researching research: mathematics education in the Political

@article{Pais2012ResearchingRM,
  title={Researching research: mathematics education in the Political},
  author={Alexandre Nobre Pais and P Cambra Valero},
  journal={Educational Studies in Mathematics},
  year={2012},
  volume={80},
  pages={9-24}
}
We discuss contemporary theories in mathematics education in order to do research on research. Our strategy consists of analysing discursively and ideologically recent key publications addressing the role of theory in mathematics education research. We examine how the field fabricates its object of research by deploying Foucault’s notion of bio-politics—mainly to address the object “learning”—and Žižek’s ideology critique—to address the object “mathematics”. These theories, which have already… CONTINUE READING
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