(May 2003)

Contents of this issue
Margaret Walshaw Democratic Education under Scrutiny pdf version
Mohammad Sal Moslehian Postmodern Pedagogy of Mathematics pdf version
Cristina Frade Polanyi and Theories of Situated Learning pdf version
Bettina Dahl A Synthesis of Piaget and Vygotsky? pdf version
Paul Ernest Conversation as a Metaphor pdf version
Boris Handal Philosophies and Pedagogies of Mathematics pdf version
Sharon Friesen, Patricia Clifford,
David W. Jardine
Jenny's Shapes pdf version
John Gillespie The Numeracy Survey To Date pdf version
Lim Chap Sam Two Chinese Schools: Drill and Practice pdf version
Helene Alpert Furani Misconceiving or Misnaming?  pdf version
Marķa del Valle Mina Beliefs about Explaining: A Case Study pdf version
Luqian Zhou Reflections on Whole-Class Interactive Teaching pdf version
Lynda Wiest Comprehension of Mathematical text pdf version

Please note that these titles are abbreviated versions.

Aim of the Journal   The aim is to foster awareness of philosophical aspects of mathematics education and mathematics, understood broadly to include most kinds of theoretical reflection and research in mathematics education; to freely disseminate new thinking and to encourage informal communication, dialogue and international co-operation between teachers, scholars and others engaged in such research and reflections.

Editorial policy.  The editorial hand is used very lightly.  This is an international unrefereed journal which aims to stimulate the sharing of ideas for no reason other than an interest in the ideas and love of discussion among its contributors and readers. Please send any items for inclusion to the editor as a virus-checked E-mail attachment. MS Word for Windows compatible formats preferred. Most items are welcome including papers, short contributions, letters, discussions, provocations, reactions, or reviews. Please use diagrams, figures and other inserted items sparingly because of file size.

Graduate students are warmly invited to submit coursework assignments and theses for inclusion in this journal , to make available otherwise inaccessible resources for the benefit of the research community in mathematics education and/or the philosophy of mathematics.     

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Acknowledgements. The journal is made possible by the generous support of University of Exeter and special thanks go to Jamie Aylward for his technical help.
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