Mainstreaming of the Sociopolitical in Mathematics Education

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Part of the ICME-13 Monographs book series (ICME13Mo)

Abstract

This introductory chapter explores the phenomenon of mainstreaming of the sociopolitical in mathematics education. The shift of the diverse sociopolitical dimensions from the margins to the mainstream of mathematics education has been taking place over the last four decades. The chapter examines this shift by reviewing the scientific activities of the International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICMEs), conducted under the auspices of the International Commission for Mathematical Instruction (ICMI), and through the literature as it has come to express itself in this volume in comparison to the recent beginnings of the sociopolitical in mathematics education.

Keywords

Mainstreaming Social and political dimensions Margin Mathematics education Rise of the sociopolitical ICMEs 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of EducationUniversity of KwaZulu-NatalDurbanSouth Africa
  2. 2.American University of BeirutBeirutLebanon

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