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ERIC Number: EJ1147848
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1029-8457
Mathematics Education Research in South Africa 2007-2015: Review and Reflection
Adler, Jill; Alshwaikh, Jehad; Essack, Regina; Gcsamba, Lizeka
African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, v21 n1 p1-14 2017
This article reports a review of research in mathematics education in South Africa published in local and international journals in the period 2007-2015. The purpose of the review was to describe the landscape of mathematics education research in the country over the past (almost) decade. Findings indicate that the mathematics education research community has become more established, expanding quantitatively, with the number of articles identified being nearly double, in absolute terms, that in a similar review of research from 2000 to 2006. Trends identified in the earlier review persist, with a dominance of publications in local journals and on small-scale qualitative studies on secondary teaching and learning. There is, importantly, an increase in research on primary mathematics. The review includes critical reflection on these findings, opportunities and threats, new and old, and what these mean for the future of research in this field.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa
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