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Sociopolitical Dimensions of Mathematics Education

From the Margin to Mainstream

  • Murad Jurdak
  • Renuka Vithal

Part of the ICME-13 Monographs book series (ICME13Mo)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Renuka Vithal, Murad Jurdak
    Pages 1-12
  3. Theoretical Perspectives on the Sociopolitical in Mathematics Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Felix Lensing, Hauke Straehler-Pohl
      Pages 35-51
  4. Researchers in the Sociopolitical in Mathematics Education

  5. Practices in the Sociopolitical in Mathematics Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Celso Ribeiro Campos, Aurélio Hess, Renata Moura Sena
      Pages 113-131
    3. Gustavo Bruno, Natalia Ruiz-López, César Sáenz de Castro
      Pages 133-150
  6. Policy and the Sociopolitical in Mathematics Education

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 231-234

About this book


This book documents and expands on the diverse social and political dimensions of mathematics education issues, concerns, perspectives, contexts, and approaches presented in Topic Study Group 34 of the 13thInternational Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME 13). The book also argues for and promotes the mainstreaming of the sociopolitical dimensions of mathematics education through an ongoing critique and inquiry into content, policies, practices and theories. 

Accordingly, the main theme throughout the book is captured and illuminated by bringing voices from the margin to the mainstream. In this respect it is both an aspirational and a reality, as evidenced by the increasing references to the sociopolitical dimensions in o1`ther areas of mathematics education—for example, in several of the plenary presentations at the ICME 13. The authors have reflected on their ideas with a view to orienting and enhancing research in the sociopolitical dimensions of mathematics education that is grounded in current education systems within their specific sociocultural contexts.


education policy education systems education institutions education equity education access marginalisation participation social class economic structure

Editors and affiliations

  • Murad Jurdak
    • 1
  • Renuka Vithal
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EducationAmerican University of BeirutBeirutLebanon
  2. 2.School of EducationUniversity of KwaZulu-NatalDurbanSouth Africa

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Sociopolitical Dimensions of Mathematics Education
  • Book Subtitle From the Margin to Mainstream
  • Editors Murad Jurdak
    Renuka Vithal
  • Series Title ICME-13 Monographs
  • Series Abbreviated Title ICME-13 Monographs
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-72609-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-89189-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-72610-6
  • Series ISSN 2520-8322
  • Series E-ISSN 2520-8330
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 234
  • Number of Illustrations 9 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Mathematics Education
    Educational Policy and Politics
    Sociology of Education
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“The book’s analysis of the sociopolitical dimensions in mathematics education highlights the challenges and the action necessary to make mathematics for all a reality. … The book is worth the read for those mathematics educators who seek, desire, and act on ways to provide mathematics for all. This book addresses the sociopolitical dimensions from all directions: theory, research, practice, and policy.” (Colleen M. Eddy, Educational Studies in Mathematics, Vol. 99, 2018)