The privileging of English in mathematics education research, just a necessary evil?

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Publication Conference Paper, other
Title The privileging of English in mathematics education research, just a necessary evil?
Author(s) Meaney, Tamsin
Date 2013
Editor(s) Berger, Margot; Brodie, Karen; Frith, Vera; le Roux, Kate
English abstract
In mathematics education research, English has become the lingua franca in many situations. There are many advantages of having a lingua franca within such a diverse community. However in this paper, it is argued that the practices that are most affected by the need for a lingua franca, such as conference attendance and the writing of journal articles, also contribute to mathematics education research becoming monocultural, both in what is researched and how it is reported. Fictional dialogues are used to explore the construction of this monocultural nature of mathematics education research. In considering the collective praxis of researchers in this field, there is a need to identify the constraints on our possibilities for participating in those practices, along with the ways that those possibilities are affected by our participation. In this way, we not only begin a dialogue on these issues but have the possibility to locate other ways of participating.
Publisher Mathematics Education and Society
Host/Issue Proceedings of the seventh international mathematics education and society conference;1
Pages 65-84
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) mathematics education research field
Bernstein pedagogic device
language of publication
privilege
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION
Note Mathematics Education and Society 7, Cape Town, South Africa, 2-7 April, 2013
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/15448 (link to this page)
Link http://www.mes7.uct.ac.za/ (external link to related web page)

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