The present book is the result of the reflection of many individuals in mathematics education on questions such as: Is mathematics education a science? Is it a discipline? In what sense? The reader will find a range of possible answers to these questions, a variety of analyses of the actual directions of research in different countries, and a number of visions for the future of research in mathematics education.
Table of ContentsForeword.
I. The Study Conference.
II. Mathematics Education as a Research Discipline.
III. Goals, Orientations and Results of Research in Mathematics Education.
IV. Different Research Paradigms in Mathematics Education.
V. Evaluation of Research in Mathematics Education.
VI. Mathematics Education and Mathematics.
Continuing the Search.