Critical Mathematics Education – Special issue of Philosophy of Mathematics Education Journal

Philosophy of Mathematics Education Journal is Paul Ernest’s online (and open access) journal. New issues of the journal have been infrequently released over the last years, and I have many times feared that Ernest has given up on his journal. Quite recently, however, a new and interesting special issue has been released. The focus of this special issue is on “Critical Mathematics Education”. Ole Skovsmose, who must be considered as one of the main figures within this particular area of our field, has written two articles in this issue. Here is a complete list of authors and titles:

  • Ole Skovsmose Mathematics: A Critical Rationality?
  • Ole Skovsmose Can Facts be Fabricated through Mathematics?
  • Paul Ernest The Scope and Limits of Critical Mathematics Education
  • D. F. Almeida Are there Viable Connections between Mathematics, Mathematical Proof and Democracy?
  • Ubiratan D’Ambrosio Ethnomathematics: A Response to the Changing Role of Mathematics in Society
  • Annica Andersson Can a Critical Pedagogy in Mathematics lead to Achievement, Engagement and Social Empowerment?
  • Ieda Maria Giongo & Gelsa Knijnik School Curriculum and Different Mathematics Language Games: A Study at a Brazilian Agricultural-Technical School
  • Mario Sánchez & Morten Blomhøj The Role of Mathematics in Politics as an Issue for Mathematics Teaching (pdf)
  • Hilary Povey Teaching for Equity, Teaching for Mathematical Engagement
  • Randall Collins & Sal Restivo Robber Barons and Politicians in Mathematics: A Conflict Model of Science
  • Sal Restivo & Randall Collins Mathematics and Civilization
  • Marilyn Frankenstein Critical Mathematics Education: An Application of Paulo Freire’s Epistemology
  • Michael W. Apple Reform through Conservative Modernization: Standards, Markets, and Inequality in Education
  • Peter Appelbaum Sense and Representation in Elementary Mathematics
  • Maria Nikolakaki Investigating Critical Routes: The Politics of Mathematics Education and Citizenship in Capitalism
  • Tony Brown Cultural Continuity and Consensus in Mathematics Education
  • M. Sencer Corlu A Historical Analysis of Democracy in Mathematics and Mathematics Education in European Culture
  • Laura J. Jacobsen Embedding Mathematics in the Elementary Teacher Education Curriculum Network
  • Lawrence M. Lesser The Necessity of Equity in Teaching Statistics

If you head to the journal home page, you can freely download each of the articles (in Word format).

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