Special Issue "Critical Issues in Mathematics Education"
A special issue of Education Sciences (ISSN 2227-7102).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 January 2017).
Interests: mathematics representations; physical manipulatives; pictorial images; symbolic systems; virtual manipulatives; mathematics teacher development
This Special Issue of Education Sciences focuses on critical issues in mathematics education. There are a variety of critical issues that currently face mathematics educators and researchers today. In this Special Issue, we invite educators and researchers to identify some of the most compelling critical issues in mathematics education today and submit a research manuscript based on their topic.
One example of a critical issue might be the use of technologies for mathematics teaching and learning. This includes the use of a variety of mobile technologies (e.g., iPads, iPods, phones, tablets) and other instructional devices and software. Some of the most compelling questions about the use of technologies for teaching mathematics might include: How do mobile technologies provide access to 21st Century mathematics learning? What affordances of the technology support learning? and What are effective practices for using technologies for mathematics instruction?
Another example of a critical issue might be equitable access to mathematics for all students that meets their specific needs. This includes access to mathematics for special needs and gifted students. Some of the most compelling questions around this issue might include: What are the most important issues to address in the mathematics education of special needs and gifted students? How do teachers, researchers, specialists, and others advocate for change in math education for gifted students or students with special needs? and What technologies support mathematical learning for special needs and gifted students?
Another example of a critical issue is that life in our global society removes boundaries across countries and opens channels of communication. This provides mathematics educators with the opportunity to share ideas across countries and cultures to support mathematics teaching and learning all over the world. Some of the most compelling questions around this issue might include: What can we learn from other countries to support mathematics teaching and learning in our own context? What models of instruction and assessment are shown to be effective across different cultures and contexts? and What innovations and collaborations exist in mathematics education that cross country boundaries? These are just a few examples of critical issues, and there are many more.
In this issue we are particularly interested in authors identifying and reporting research on a critical issue in mathematics education. For this Special Issue to be published in 2017, we invite manuscripts to be submitted for review on or before January 15, 2017. Manuscripts will be subject to the process of blind peer review coordinated by the Special Issue Guest Editor.
Patricia S. Moyer-Packenham
Manuscript Submission Information
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- technologies for mathematics teaching and learning;
- mobile technologies;
- mathematics for special needs students;
- mathematics for gifted students;
- learning about mathematics from other countries;
- instruction and assessment in different cultures and contexts;
- collaborations in mathematics that cross country boundaries