The University of Montana
Department of Mathematical Sciences

Technical report #11/2010

Commentary on Theorizing in mathematics education research: differences in modes and quality

Bharath Sriraman
Department of Mathematical Sciences
The University of Montana


Abstract

Jameson’s critique of post-modernism is used as a general framework to discuss the analysis and recommendations of Jablonka & Bergsten on the different modes of theorizing in mathematics education, as well as their limitations and scope. In particular their arguments for transparency, inter-textuality and development of its inherently discursive nature are closely scrutinized.

Keywords:discursive approaches; post modernism; theories of mathematics education; inter-textuality

AMS Subject Classification: 97

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