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Fran Berry

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Call for contributions to a new Book in Mathematics Education (fwd)
Posted: Feb 25, 1998 10:37 AM
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This message may be of interest both as an opportunuity to write and
publish as well as to read about matters of interest in a publication to be
developed. -- Bob McLaughlin
>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>Date: Tue, 24 Feb 1998 09:17:13 -0700
>From: Ev Shepherd <>
>Subject: Call for contributions to a new Book in Mathematics Education
> Invitation for Chapter Authorship
> in a Proposed International Book in Mathematics Education
> Due 1 May 1998
> (Apologies for multiple postings of this message)
>Colleagues in Mathematics Education
> Since 1992, The Mathematics Education Research Group of
>Australasia has published a series of Monographs/books on research
>matters in mathematics education. The previous titles were published
>by the organisation itself, by the Australian Association of
>Mathematics Teachers and one by Lawrence Erlbaum (to appear early in
>1998). This is an invitation for local and international authors to
>express interest in authoring relevant chapters in a new book planned
>for 2000. The following information outlines our thinking about the
>book and the processes that we think may be adopted for its authoring
>and publication.
>Working Title
> Socio-cultural aspects of mathematics education: An international
> perspective
> Bill Atweh, Queensland University of Technology - Brisbane,
> Australia; Helen Forgasz, La Trobe University - Melbourne, Australia;
> Ben Nebres, Anteneo de Manila University- Manila, Philippines.
> As we approach the end of the second millennium, the context
>of mathematics education is rapidly changing with an increased demand
> for mathematically literate citizenship, an increased awareness of
> issues of equity, inclusivity and accountability, and increased
> efforts for globalisation of curriculum development and research.
> More than ever before questions are being raised about the problems
> of teaching and learning mathematics from a non cognitive science
> perspective. This book is designed to address some of these
> socio-cultural approaches to the study of mathematics education.
> Several lines of research have evolved over the past three
>decades: research on gender, the Mathematics for All movement,
> ethnomathematics, social context research, sociolinguistics etc.
> This proposed book is an attempt to highlight the importance of the
> socio-cultural factors and integrate the learnings evolving from
> these perspectives. The publication of this book during the World
> Mathematics Year 2000 will highlight the importance and complexity of
> socio-cultural issues facing mathematics education in the society of
> the future. The book aims to present contemporary and international
> perspective on social justice and equity issues that impact on
> mathematics education. In particular it concentrates on three
> interacting and powerful factors of gender, social and cultural
> dimensions in a unique way. It will review the most recent work and
> thinking of highly accomplished as well as promising new researchers
> who collectively provide challenges for all endeavours in mathematics
> education for the new millennium.
> Within the general focus on socio-cultural perspectives, the book
> will be research based. We envisage that the book will consist of
> chapters that:
>(a) report on significant research projects,
>(b) present a comprehensive and critical summary of the research
>findings in a relevant area/topic, and/or
> (c) present a critical discussion of research methods and
>theoretical perspectives undertaken in the area.
> Similarly, the book will be future oriented, presenting
> recommendations for practice and policy and identifying areas for
> further research. Lastly It will deal with all aspects of formal and
> informal mathematics education and applications and all levels of
> formal schooling.
>Structure of the book
> We envisage the book to be in three main sections. Each
>section may start with an overview chapter co-ordinated by one of the
>editors. The first section will consist of chapters focusing on
>gender issues related to mathematics education and may include the
>* Recent trends and perspectives in research
>* Feminist and other theoretical perspectives
>* Critical overview of research in the area
>* Girls and mathematics
>* Boys and mathematics
>* Teaching / learning / curriculum / policy implications
>* Interventions / special projects
>* Teacher education / inservice / professional development
>* Cross cultural, ethnicity and racial variations and issues
> The second section will consist of social aspects of mathematics
> education. Some of the issues that may be discussed include:
>* Social justice
>* Socio-economic factors
>* Non English Speaking Background
>* Critical mathematics
>* Numeracy
>* Mathematics education in new times
>* Work place and adult education
>* Mathematics for the new millennium
>* Policy issues
> The third section will consist of chapters addressing the
>cultural and international aspects of mathematics education. Issues
>that may be discussed include:
>* Canonical school mathematics curriculum
> -- and Mathematics for All
> -- and diverse cultural settings
>* Ethnomathematics
>* Cross-cultural and international studies in mathematics education *
>Impact of the new world culture:
> -- globalisation
> -- children of the electronic media
> -- new vitality of ethnic cultures
>* Cultural perspectives in mathematics education
> Naturally, the three sections identified above are not disjoint
>in the topics that may be addressed. It is expected that most
>chapters would deal with multiple issues possibly from different
>sections of the book. The final placement of a chapter in a
>particular section will be done by negotiation between the author(s)
>and the editors.
>Audience of the book
> The proposed book is intended to fill a gap in the literature
>of collected works dealing with the complex topics addressed. It is
> intended that the book will be comprehensive in the topics it deals
> with and in the sociological/critical perspectives represented in the
> literature. It is intended for researchers in mathematics education,
> both academic staff and postgraduate students, and for policy makers.
> It is research focused with applications for policy and practice,
> yet is not directly intended for use by practitioners.
>Authorship and Editing
> We are planning or the book to have a wide international
>authorship. We encourage novice authors to work collaboratively with
>more experienced and accomplished authors. Multiple authorship of
> chapters from contributors in different countries will be encouraged.
> The language of the book will be English, but contributions from
> those for whom English is not the first language are welcomed. The
> authors will be involved in peer review of other chapters in the
> book. The book will be commercially published. Negotiations with
> different international publishers are underway. Finally the book
> will be completed collaboratively. Whenever practical, decisions
> will be negotiated between the editors and the authors.
>Time plan
> Expressions of interest for chapter authorship are due by May 1,
> 1998. Notification to authors will be given in August, 1998. The
> first draft of chapters will be due in February 1999. Editing and
> redrafting will be finalised in June 1999 for publication in 2000.
>Expression of Interest in Chapter Authorship
> Please indicate your interest in participation by forwarding the
> following information
>1. Names, titles and positions of all proposed authors
>2. A working title of the chapter that describes its content
>3. A one page abstract outlining the rationale for the chapter and
>its expected content 4. A half page resume for each author that
>provides details of their research experience and lists their main
>publications particularly those that are relevant to the chapter=92s
>Forward this information By May 1 to
> Dr Helen Forgasz
> The Graduate School of Education
> La Trobe University
> Bundoora 3083
> Australia
>Or preferably as an emial attachment in MS-Word (or .rtf format) to
>Also please feel free to make comments on the above proposed process.
>Regards [A just republic - not just a republic]
>Bill Atweh
>School of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education
>Queensland University of Technology,
>Victoria Park Road
>Kelvin Grove 4059, Queensland, Australia
>Phone +61 (0)7 3864 3327 Fax +61 (0)7 3864 3985
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