The University of Montana
Department of Mathematical Sciences

Technical report #16/2009

Agency in Mathematics Education

Paul Ernest
University of Exeter

Brian Greer
Portland State University

Bharath Sriraman
The University of Montana


The authors use the definition of critical mathematics education in order to propose re-examining the nature and purpose of mathematics, suggest a new sense of agency on the meaning and purpose of mathematics education as well as explore the ethical responsibilities of mathematics educators.

Keywords: Agency; Critical mathematics education

AMS Subject Classification: 97

Pdf: Preprint of chapter to appear P.Ernest, B.Greer, B. Sriraman (Eds) . Critical Issues in mathematics education. Information Age Publishing, Charlotte, NC.