ERIC Number: EJ1106528
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Advocating for Additional Aspects of Quality
Herbel-Eisenmann, Beth A.
Research in Mathematics Education, v18 n2 p200-206 2016
Across the set of articles in this Special Issue, various authors describe methodology and methodological decisions, illustrate analyses, and share emerging findings from The Evolution of the Discourse of School Mathematics (EDSM) project. In general, the investigators were interested in identifying "changes over time in the kind of engagement in mathematics expected of school students in England" (Morgan, this issue, p. 121). In this article Beth Herbel-Eisenmann focuses on three articles by the project investigators, Morgan, Sfard and Tang. Herbel-Eisenmann comments on some strengths of this work and questions aspects of the methodology, including the combination of theoretical constructs, broader issues of context and what counts as mathematics, and author positionality.
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Foreign Countries, Methods, Qualitative Research, Discourse Analysis, Mathematics, Mathematics Skills, Program Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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