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ERIC Number: EJ1159003
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0826-4805
Breaking the Constraints of Modernist Psychologizing: Mathematics Education Flirts with the Postmodern
Peck, Frederick; Sriraman, Bharath
Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, v48 n4 p351-362 Nov 2017
Mathematics education emerged as a field in the height of modernism in science and mathematics. For decades, modernist psychology provided the dominant framework for inquiry in the field. Recently, this framework has started to sustain questions, leading to an ongoing conversation in the literature about the identity of the field. We join this conversation via a critical notice of a volume that proposes to package postmodern theorists for mathematics educators. We argue that the book falls short of providing a substantive contribution to the conversation, and we present an argument for the role of postmodernism in mathematics education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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