The First Sourcebook on Nordic Research in Mathematics Education

Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Denmark and contributions from Finland

Edited by:
Bharath Sriraman, University of Montana
Christer Bergsten, Linkoepings Universitet, Sweden
Simon Goodchild, University of Agder, Norway
Gudbjorg Palsdottir, University of Iceland
Bettina Dahl Søndergaard, Aarhus University, Denmark
Lenni Haapasalo, University of Eastern Finland

A volume in the series: International Sourcebooks in Mathematics and Science Education. Editor(s): Bharath Sriraman, University of Montana.

Published 2010

The First Sourcebook on Nordic Research in Mathematics Education: Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Denmark and contributions from Finland provides the first comprehensive and unified treatment of historical and contemporary research trends in mathematics education in the Nordic world. The book is organized in sections co-ordinated by active researchers in mathematics education in Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Denmark, and Finland. The purpose of this sourcebook is to synthesize and survey the established body of research in these countries with findings that have influenced ongoing research agendas, informed practice, framed curricula and policy. The sections for each country also include historical articles in addition to exemplary examples of recently conducted research oriented towards the future. The book will serve as a standard reference for mathematics education researchers, policy makers, practitioners and students both in and outside the Nordic countries.

CONTENTS
This Sourcebook includes over 50 chapters from the Nordic world. Section I- Norwegian Research in Mathematics Education. Section Editor: Simon Goodchild. Introduction to the Norwegian part of the Sourcebook of Nordic Research in Mathematics Education. Simon Goodchild. The development of mathematics education as a research field in Norway – an insider’s personal reflections, Trygve Breiteig and Simon Goodchild. Section II- Swedish Research in Mathematics Education. Section Editor: Christer Bergsten. Mathematics education research in Sweden - An introduction. Christer Bergsten. Some theoretical orientations of Swedish research: Learning difficulties and mathematical reasoning. Johan Lithner and Torulf Palm. Section III - Icelandic Research in Mathematics Education. Section Editors: Guðbjörg Pálsdóttir, Bharath Sriraman. Mathematics Education in Iceland: Explaining the Non-homogeneity in a Homogenous System, Guðný Helga Gunnarsdóttir, Guðbjörg Pálsdóttir, Bharath Sriraman. The History of Public Education in Mathematics in Iceland and its Relations to Secondary Education, Kristín Bjarnadóttir. Section IV - Danish Research in Mathematics Education. Section Editors: Bettina Dahl, Bharath Sriraman. Section V- Contributions from Finland. Section Editor: Lenni Haapasalo.


MORE INFORMATION
> Press release about the book, from Agder, Norway.