The Disorder of Mathematics Education

Challenging the Sociopolitical Dimensions of Research

  • Hauke Straehler-Pohl
  • Nina Bohlmann
  • Alexandre Pais

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Hauke Straehler-Pohl, Alexandre Pais, Nina Bohlmann
    Pages 1-15
  3. What Bonds Us to Mathematics

  4. Disordering Narratives of Progress in Mathematics Education

  5. Disordering School Mathematics

  6. Disordering the Role of the Mathematics Education Researcher

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 321-329

About this book


Research within a socio-political paradigm or “turn” has been gradually recognized and institutionalized as an important part of mathematics education. This book focuses on the neglected problems, tensions and contradictions evoked by this process. The authors do this by challenging current regimes of truth about mathematics education; by identifying how recent technological developments challenge or suspend contemporary conceptions of mathematics education; by critiquing the ideological entanglement of mathematics, its education and schooling with capitalism; by self-reflective analyses of researchers' impacts on shaping what is and can be perceived as the practice of mathematics education (research); and by confronting main-stream mathematics education with socio-political contexts that are usually neglected. In this way, "mathematical rationality" becomes contextualized within contemporary society, where it reproduces itself through technologies, social practices, media and other spheres of social life.


Sociopolitical paradigm in mathematics education Ideology critique in mathematics education Dispositives of mathematics education Critical mathematics education Contemporary theory in mathematics education Politics and mathematics education Diversity and mathematics education

Editors and affiliations

  • Hauke Straehler-Pohl
    • 1
  • Nina Bohlmann
    • 2
  • Alexandre Pais
    • 3
  1. 1.Freie Universität BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Freie Universität BerlinBerlinGermany
  3. 3.Manchester Metropolitan UniversityManchesterUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-34005-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-34006-7
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