Speaking with different voices: Knowledge legitimation codes of mathematicians and mathematics educators

Steve Thornton

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    Abstract

    This paper uses a textual analysis of two documents prepared by the mathematics community and the
    mathematics education research community to the National Numeracy Review in 2007 to uncover and
    compare knowledge legitimation within these two fields. The paper shows that knowledge within these
    disciplines is based on different epistemic devices, and hence that debates surrounding mathematics
    education arise, at least in part, from differing ways of viewing knowledge.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNavigating currents and charting directions: MERGA Conference Proceedings 2008
    EditorsMerrilyn Goos, Ray Brown, Katie Maker
    Place of PublicationAdelaide
    PublisherMERGA
    Pages523-530
    Number of pages8
    Volume2
    ISBN (Print)9781920846176
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    Event31st annual conference of Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia - Brisbane, Australia
    Duration: 28 Jun 20081 Jul 2008

    Conference

    Conference31st annual conference of Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
    CountryAustralia
    CityBrisbane
    Period28/06/081/07/08

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    Thornton, S. (2008). Speaking with different voices: Knowledge legitimation codes of mathematicians and mathematics educators. In M. Goos, R. Brown, & K. Maker (Eds.), Navigating currents and charting directions: MERGA Conference Proceedings 2008 (Vol. 2, pp. 523-530). Adelaide: MERGA.