Oral History and Mathematics Education

  • Antonio Vicente Marafioti Garnica

Part of the History of Mathematics Education book series (HME)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Antonio Vicente Marafioti Garnica, Carlos Roberto Vianna
    Pages 1-19
  3. Vinícius Sanches Tizzo, Antonio Vicente Marafioti Garnica
    Pages 67-84
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 115-128

About this book


This book presents an innovative method to investigate the history of mathematics education using oral narratives to study different aspects related to the teaching and learning of mathematics. The application of oral history in mathematics education research was first developed as a method in Brazil in the early 2000s as a result of interdisciplinary dialogues between mathematics educators, anthropologists, sociologists, historians, psychologists, artists and philosophers. Since then, this new methodology has attracted the attention of a growing number of researchers. This contributed volume is the first book in English to bring together chapters written by different members of the research group who developed the methodology and to present a comprehensive overview of the theoretical and practical aspects of the use of oral narratives in the study of experiences in mathematics classrooms. 

Oral History and Mathematics Education will be a useful tool to researchers and educators looking for new methods to study the dynamics of teaching and learning mathematics in the classroom and to develop innovative mathematics teacher education programs. The volume will also be of interest to historians of education since it describes the foundations of both concepts and procedures related to the application of oral history in educational research, always giving examples of studies already conducted and, whenever possible, suggesting possible research exercises.


Mathematics education Oral history History of mathematics education Teaching and learning mathematics Mathematics teacher education Research methods in mathematics education Oral narratives in mathematics education

Editors and affiliations

  • Antonio Vicente Marafioti Garnica
    • 1
  1. 1.Mathematics DepartmentSao Paulo State UniversityBauruBrazil

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-16310-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-16311-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2509-9736
  • Series Online ISSN 2509-9744
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