Asia Pacific Education Review

, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp 160–167 | Cite as

Globalized curriculum or global approach to curriculum reform in mathematics education

  • Bill Atweh
  • Philip Clarkson
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The mathematics education community has shown considerable awareness of the international status of their discipline. While internationalization of the discipline is not a new phenomenon, globalization is a relatively recent term in educational discourse. This paper presents a theoretical model towards the study of globalization and internationalization in mathematics education based on previous publication by the authors. Secondly, it identifies some key issues that have been discussed in the literature and that may require further discussion and research in the field. In particular it discusses the issue of similarity of mathematics education curricula around the world. The concept of a global curriculum is rejected in favor for more internationalized approach to curriculum reform based on collaboration between mathematics educators.


Mathematics Education International Collaboration National Curriculum Curriculum Reform Mathematics Education Research 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Science and Technology EducationQueensland University of TechnologyKelvin GroveAustralia

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