id: 05820497
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an: 2010f.00060
au: Furinghetti, Fulvia
ti: The evolution of the journal {\it L’enseignement Mathématique} from its
initial aims to new trends.
so: Bjarnadóttir, Kristín (ed.) et al., ‘Dig where you stand’.
Proceedings of the conference ‘On-going research in the history of
mathematics education’, Fjölbrautaskólinn í Gardabæ, Gardabær,
Iceland, June 20‒24, 2009. Reykjavík: University of Iceland, School
of Education (ISBN 978-9979-793-99-1). 31-45 (2009).
py: 2009
pu: Reykjavík: University of Iceland, School of Education
la: EN
cc: A30 A50 A60
ut: history of mathematics education; mathematical journals
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ab: Summary: The journal L’Enseignement Mathématique was born as a journal
dedicated to mathematics teaching. Its main goals were promoting
communication among people who teach mathematics and sharing
information on the mathematical instruction in different countries. The
spirit of the journal provided the right atmosphere for conceiving the
idea of a commission that would study the problems of mathematical
instruction at an international level. Such a commission, which may be
considered the first incarnation of ICMI (International Commission on
Mathematical Instruction), was founded during the fourth International
Congress of Mathematicians (Rome, 1908). L’Enseignement Mathematique
was appointed as its official organ. After WW1, this initial impetus
weakened. Additionally, social changes left the journal out of line
with the expectations of the world of mathematical instruction. In this
paper I outline some key aspects of the evolution of the journal.
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