Introduction: An ICMI Study on Language Diversity in Mathematics Education

Richard Barwell*, Philip Clarkson, Anjum Halai, Mercy Kazima, Judit Moschkovich, Núria Planas, Mamokgethi Setati Phakeng, Paola Valero, Martha Villavicencio Ubillús

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© 2016, Springer International Publishing Switzerland. This chapter provides the introduction to this ICMI Study 21 volume. It includes: a discussion of the place of this study and its topic within ICME; a discussion of what is meant by the study title; and a brief historical account of research on this topic in mathematics education. The chapter also recounts the various stages of the study, including the development of the discussion document, the study conference, and the preparation of this volume. The latter parts of the chapter include syntheses of some key research ideas emerging from the volume, implications for policy and practice and issues for further research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew ICMI Study Series
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)2215-1745
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

Publication series

NameNew ICMI Study Series
ISSN (Print)1387-6872
ISSN (Electronic)2215-1745


  • Deficit/deficiency
  • Gender
  • Language diversity
  • Policy
  • Politics/political
  • Poverty
  • Study conference


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