The University of Montana
Department of Mathematical Sciences

Technical report #17/2010

Mathematics Education in Turkey- At the crossroads of cultural, political and economic currents

Bharath Sriraman
Dept of Mathematical Sciences & The Department of Central/SW Asian Studies
The University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812


In this opening introductory article to the issue of ZDM focused on mathematics education in Turkey, a short survey of the deep historical and cultural foundations of modern day Turkey is offered. This is followed by an outline of the development of researchers, as well as doctoral programs in mathematics education at universities in Turkey. The article also summarizes recently completed influential dissertations in Turkey and explains the aims and scope of this particular issue in relation to its conception and development.

Keywords: curriculum development; doctoral programs in Turkey; history of Turkey; mathematics education research in Turkey

AMS Subject Classification: 97

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