id: 06618365
dt: a
an: 2016e.00286
au: Perry, Bob; MacDonald, Amy; Greenlees, Jane; Logan, Tracy; Lowrie, Tom
ti: Reflections on the MERGA research review 2008‒2011: taking stock.
so: Makar, Katie (ed.) et al., Research in mathematics education in Australasia
2012‒2015. Singapore: Springer (ISBN 978-981-10-1417-8/pbk;
978-981-10-1419-2/ebook). 13-27 (2016).
py: 2016
pu: Singapore: Springer
la: EN
cc: D20 A40 B10 D30
ut: early childhood reform agenda; national curricula; national assessment;
international assessment; teacher accreditation; closing the gap
ci: ME 2013f.00065
li: doi:10.1007/978-981-10-1419-2_2
ab: Summary: This chapter reflects on mathematics education research in
Australasia as it was represented in the review immediately preceding
the current volume [{\it B. Perry} (ed.) et al., Research in
mathematics education in Australasia 2008‒2011. Rotterdam: Sense
Publishers (2012; ME 2013f.00065)]. It is written by the editors of the
earlier review at the invitation of the editors of the current review.
In recognition of government policy reforms in Australasian countries,
the chapter is structured around five of these major reforms: early
childhood reform; national curricula; national and international
assessment; teacher accreditation; and closing the gap. The chapter
looks back at the previous review and forward to prospective
mathematics education research through the lenses of these reforms. It
considers the implications of the reforms on mathematics education and
endeavours to stimulate mathematics education researchers to work on
the major challenges created by the reforms. In looking forward to the
new review of mathematics education research, the chapter highlights
some of the areas of mathematics education research which may prove
fruitful to researchers and helpful to individuals, families,
communities and societies throughout Australasia.
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