Establishing Mathematics Education as an Academic Field: A Constructive Odyssey

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Through my work in mathematics education, I have come to the realization that constituting mathematics education as an academic field entails constructing models of mathematical minds that are constructed by students in the context of mathematics teaching beginning in early childhood and proceeding onward throughout the years of schooling. In this article, I recount events that have led me to this realization.

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Leslie P. Steffe, Department of Mathematics and Science Education, University of Georgia, 105 Aderhold Hall, Athens, GA 30602;

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Journal for Research in Mathematics Education


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