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      Mathematics education in the spotlight: Its purpose and some implications

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            This article proposes a reframing of the purposes of mathematics education for the twenty-first century that combines apparently divergent philosophical approaches, arguing that the consequent empowerment should as a matter of individual equity be available to all young people (as well as of benefit to wider society). It suggests that the global mathematics attainment 'spotlight', and the English policy context in particular, offer both opportunities and constraints for the development of such a high-quality mathematics education. The article also discusses the challenging implications for the curriculum, and for the nature of teacher expertise, particularly subject-specific expertise, that is needed.

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            Journal
            10430
            London Review of Education
            IOE Press
            1474-8460
            15 November 2018
            : 16
            : 3
            : 460-473
            Article
            1474-8460(20181115)16:3L.460;1- s8.phd /ioep/clre/2018/00000016/00000003/art00008
            10.18546/LRE.16.3.08
            fc0a84b1-6730-416c-ae05-4b2515999739
            Copyright @ 2018
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            ARTICLES: KNOWLEDGE AND SUBJECT-SPECIALIST TEACHING

            Education,Assessment, Evaluation & Research methods,Educational research & Statistics,General education
            HUMAN FLOURISHING,SOCIALIZATION,SUBJECTIFICATION,QUALIFICATION,POWERFUL KNOWLEDGE,MATHEMATICS EDUCATION

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