Reflections on the MERGA Research Review 2008-2011: Taking stock

Bob Perry, Amy MacDonald, Jane Greenlees, Tracy LOGAN, Thomas LOWRIE

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    Abstract

    This chapter reflects on mathematics education research in Australasia as it was represented in the review immediately preceding the current volume-Research in Mathematics Education in Australasia 2008-2011. It is written by the editors of the earlier review at the invitation of the editors of the current review. In recognition of government policy reforms in Australasian countries, the chapter is structured around five of these major reforms: early childhood reform; national curricula, national and international assessment; teacher accreditation; and closing the gap. The chapter looks back at the previous review and forward to prospective mathematics education research through the lenses of these reforms. It considers the implications of the reforms on mathematics education and endeavours to stimulate mathematics education researchers to work on the major challenges created by the reforms. In looking forward to the new review of mathematics education research, the chapter highlights some of the areas of mathematics education research which may prove fruitful to researchers and helpful to individuals, families, communities and societies throughout Australasia.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationResearch in mathematics education in Australasia 2012-2015
    EditorsKatie Makar, Shelley Dole, Jana Visnovska, Merrilyn Goos, Anne Bennison, Kym Fry
    Place of PublicationSingapore
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages13-27
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Print)9789811014178
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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