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ERIC Number: EJ1222155
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0228-0671
The Very Multi-Faceted Nature of Mathematics Education Research
Niss, Mogens
For the Learning of Mathematics, v39 n2 p2-7 2019
The purpose of this paper is to discuss a phenomenon that has evolved in mathematics education research journal articles during the last three decades, namely the 'ideal-typical' research paper. By not reflecting today's multi-faceted reality of the field, the ideal-typical research paper represents a far too narrow and rigid understanding of mathematics education research. The paper offers an explanation of this development, suggesting that it is detrimental to a field which is far from having found a universal, agreed-upon theoretical underpinning. It argues that we have to take measures to prevent our field from prematurely congealing into insufficient research paradigms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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