There is a need for a wider discussion of the social, ethical, and political dimensions of
mathematics education for disseminating theoretical frameworks, discussing methodological issues,
sharing and discussing research, planning for action and the development of a strong research
network on mathematics education and society.
Mathematics Education and Society conferences aim at bringing together mathematics educators from
around the world to provide such a forum, as well as to offer a platform on which to build future
collaborative activity. It is expected that topics discussed will be wide-ranging. It is also
expected that all issues will have clear and underpinning social/political/cultural/ethical themes.
The general topics of the conference are:
The politics of mathematics education
Cultural and social aspects of mathematics learning and teaching
The sociology of mathematics and mathematics education
Alternative research methodologies in mathematics education