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\iteman{ZMATH 2009e.00178}
\itemau{Laborde, Colette}
\itemti{Towards theoretical foundations of mathematics education.}
\itemso{ZDM, Int. J. Math. Educ. 39, No. 1-2, 137-144 (2007).}
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Summary: Although research in mathematics education developed in the last decades as a vivid scientific field, the nature and the place of theories in the field are still under discussion. H.-G. Steiner contributed to this debate in several ways. He not only intervened in the scientific debate but also played an active role in organizing the discipline and the scientific discussion at the international level. This paper attempts to give a synthetic view of the evolution of mathematics education with respect to theory by focusing on the French situation of research in mathematics education and paying a particular attention to the role and contribution of H.-G. Steiner.
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\itemcc{D20}
\itemut{theory of mathematics education; France; research}
\itemli{doi:10.1007/s11858-006-0015-y}
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