News, Media(s) and the Shaping of Mathematics Education

  • Melissa Andrade-MolinaEmail author
  • Paola Valero

The following is our response to and critical reading of the papers in this issue. We displace our genre away from an academic style to highlight the criss-crossing of arguments and insights offered by the research presented in this issue. It is our intention to make the readers wonder about the relationship between media(s) and mathematics education as part of the cultural politics of what counts as mathematics education, and who and how mathematics education is being governed.

A Teaser to Start


The media(s) Mediatization Power effects Mathematics education 



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  3. Valero, P. (2017). Mathematics for all, economic growth, and the making of the citizen-worker. In T. S. Popkewitz, J. Diaz, & C. Kirchgasler (Eds.), A political sociology of educational knowledge: Studies of exclusions and difference (pp. 117–132). New York: Routledge.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Yasukawa, K., Hamilton, M., & Evans, J. (2017). A comparative analysis of national media responses to the OECD Survey of Adult Skills: policy making from the global to the local? Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 47(2), 271–285.Google Scholar

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© Ontario Institute for Educat. Studies 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Instituto de MatemáticasPontificia Universidad Católica de ValparaísoValparaísoChile
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics and Science EducationStockholm UniversityStockholmSweden

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