Innovating Roles in Mathematics and Research


A methodological insider approach enabled to view teacher education from the studentsperspectives, by focusing how discursive power-relations affected what becoming mathematics teachers brought forward as concerning during education. I took a socio-political theoretical perspective and understood discourse, power and positioning as dynamically interrelated concepts, which allowed the analysis to foreground several aspects simultaneously and to illustrate elusive phenomena as they occurred and disappeared. The results show that the mathematics education and mathematics discourses are open and multifaceted and reveal empowered positionings, whereas the language/culture and institutional discourses both are narrower and more constraining. 

Keywords:Role of Mathematics education, positioning,power,socio-political research in Mathematics. 

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