History of Spanish Mathematics Education Focusing on PhD Theses

  • Mónica Vallejo-RuizEmail author
  • Antonio Fernández-Cano
  • Manuel Torralbo
  • Alexander Maz
  • Luis Rico


This article offers an overview of mathematics education in Spain, analyzing the production of PhD theses over the last 30 years. This period has been divided into four cycles that describe the evolution of Spanish research in the field of mathematics education, together with changes in university and social politics. This paper also includes a forecast of the number of theses that will be produced over the next 7 years, thus predicting the future progress and development of this area of research.

Key words

longitudinal study PhD theses research in higher mathematics education Spain 


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  • Mónica Vallejo-Ruiz
    • 1
    Email author
  • Antonio Fernández-Cano
    • 1
  • Manuel Torralbo
    • 1
  • Alexander Maz
    • 1
  • Luis Rico
    • 1
  1. 1.MurciaSpain

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