Theories of Mathematics Education

A new book, entitled Theories of Mathematics Education, is about to be published by Springer (due October 2009). One of the editors, Bharath Sriraman (also editor of The Montana Mathematics Enthusiast) has been kind enough to give me permission to post the book cover and the table of contents here on my blog. Thanks, Bharath!

Looking at the table of contents is enough to make me believe that this is definitely going to be an important book, and it will make an impact on our field of research! If you won’t take my word for it, please take the time to read through the table of contents yourself:

Theories of Mathematics Education – TOC

I especially like the way it is built up, with introductions and commentaries to all the parts of the book. This will give the reader a feeling of how the field has evolved, and how it is still in a process of evolving.

The publisher has given the following description of the book:

This inaugural book in the new series Advances in Mathematics Education is the most up to date, comprehensive and avant garde treatment of Theories of Mathematics Education which use two highly acclaimed ZDM special issues on theories of mathematics education (issue 6/2005 and issue 1/2006), as a point of departure. Historically grounded in the Theories of Mathematics Education (TME group) revived by the book editors at the 29th Annual PME meeting in Melbourne and using the unique style of preface-chapter-commentary, this volume consist of contributions from leading thinkers in mathematics education who have worked on theory building.

This book is as much summative and synthetic as well as forward-looking by highlighting theories from psychology, philosophy and social sciences that continue to influence theory building. In addition a significant portion of the book includes newer developments in areas within mathematics education such as complexity theory, neurosciences, modeling, critical theory, feminist theory, social justice theory and networking theories. The 19 parts, 17 prefaces and 23 commentaries synergize the efforts of over 50 contributing authors scattered across the globe that are active in the ongoing work on theory development in mathematics education.

You might also be interested in taking a look at the cover of the book

Theories of Mathematics Education – Cover

To me, at least, this is definitely a book I am looking forward to read. And after all, October is not that far away 🙂

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