, Volume 42, Issue 5, pp 421-427

First online:

Mathematics education in Turkey: at the crossroads of cultural, political and economic currents

  • Bharath SriramanAffiliated withDepartment of Mathematical Sciences, The University of MontanaDepartment of Central/SW Asian Studies, The University of Montana Email author 


In this opening introductory article to the issue of ZDM focused on mathematics education in Turkey, a short survey of the deep historical and cultural foundations of modern day Turkey is offered. This is followed by an outline of the development of researchers, as well as doctoral programs in mathematics education at universities in Turkey. The article also summarizes recently completed influential dissertations in Turkey and explains the aims and scope of this particular issue in relation to its conception and development.


Curriculum development Doctoral programs in Turkey History of Turkey Mathematics education research in Turkey