National Subcommissions of ICMI and their Role in the Reform of Mathematics Education

  • Alexander Karp

About this book


ICMI (or IMUK) was founded in 1908 and initiated the establishment of national subcommissions to launch national activities in response to the IMUK agenda and to promote the reform proposals within each member country.While ICMI’s activities were thoroughly studied, the activities of the national subcommissions are studied only very marginally. In the meantime, their work has been of major importance – both because of their role in exploring and documenting the development of mathematics education at the beginning of the 20th century, and because of the changes and new ideas which they brought to their countries. Importantly, even if some results of their activities were analyzed within their countries in the corresponding languages, almost nothing is known internationally. This book is planned to deepen our knowledge on at least some of the national subcommissions. The book will interest both researchers and others interested in mathematics education and its development.


History of mathematics education ICMI National sub-commissions International collaboration Mathematics education conferences World War I British sub-commission French sub-commission German sub-commission Italian sub-commission Japanese sub-commission Russian sub-commission American sub-commission 20th century

Editors and affiliations

  • Alexander Karp
    • 1
  1. 1.Teachers CollegeColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-14864-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-14865-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2524-8022
  • Series Online ISSN 2524-8030
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