This chapter presents an overview of the most recent volume in a series of reviews entitled Research in Mathematics Education in Australasia. Each of MERGA’s four-yearly reviews proudly highlights and critiques the research in mathematics education in Australasia over the previous 4 years. In this chapter, we provide an overview of the history of the four-yearly review and explain the processes of how this review was brought together. Each chapter is briefly introduced within four key themes: Issues and contexts for mathematics education; learning and teaching; teacher preparation and development; and the future.
- Research in mathematics education in Australasia
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Perry, B., Lowrie, T., Logan, T., MacDonald, A., & Greenlees, J. (Eds.). (2012). Research in mathematics education in Australasia 2008-2011. Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.
The editors would like to express their gratitude to the MERGA Executive and members for their support to create this volume, both financial for copyediting and in offering their research. We were very fortunate to have such positive and timely responses from our requests to MERGA members and beyond to act as reviewers. The quality of the chapters is a testament to their extensive and constructive feedback on early drafts. The expert editing and formatting skills of Bronwyn Lacken saved us countless hours in preparing the final manuscript. Even after the editorial team proofread the chapters, Bronwyn’s keen eye for consistency was invaluable for creating a much more polished book in the end. We would also like to express our appreciation to Nick Melchior, our contact at Springer who was willing to negotiate reasonable deadlines so we could miraculously collect articles until the end of 2015 and still publish the volume in time for ICME in mid-2016.
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Makar, K., Dole, S., Visnovska, J., Goos, M., Bennison, A., Fry, K. (2016). Introduction: Research in Mathematics Education in Australasia 2012–2015. In: Makar, K., Dole, S., Visnovska, J., Goos, M., Bennison, A., Fry, K. (eds) Research in Mathematics Education in Australasia 2012-2015. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-1419-2_1
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