This series features short handbooks focusing on the special language used in a wide variety of educational disciplines ranging from science education to educational leadership. Possessing an understanding of the unique vocabulary within a scholarly domain is vital to foster shared communication for those who wish to understand a discipline and even more important for those who wish to contribute to it. This is particularly true for those new to the academic language of a particular educational arena. Each book in the series may be seen as a set of very short stories introducing a particular discipline in education.
The featured terms in each volume have been selected for their relevance and their potential to be defined uniquely within a particular educational field. The key terms are discussed on one page with a brief introductory definition for quick reference followed by a longer, expanded discussion supported by references. The index in each book includes links encouraging readers to explore related terms and concepts and thus gain additional information and context.
Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/or full manuscripts to the Acquisitions Editor,
Evelien van der Veer.
Mathematics Teaching and Learning is an international book series that aims to provide an important outlet for sharing the research, policy, and practice of mathematics education to promote the teaching and learning of mathematics at all school levels as well as teacher education around the world. Issues related to mathematics teaching and learning are not limited to any specific regions. In fact, they often become the focus of educational reform in many education systems around the globe. The book series strives to address different aspects, forms, and stages in mathematics teaching and learning both in and out of classrooms, their interactions throughout the process of mathematics instruction and teacher education from various theoretical, historical, policy, psychological, socio-cultural, or cross-cultural perspectives. The series features books that are contributed by researchers, curriculum developers, teacher educators, and practitioners from different education systems.
The Learner’s Perspective Study provides a vehicle for the work of an international community of classroom researchers. The work of this community will be reported in a series of books of which this is the second. The documentation of the practices of classrooms in other countries causes us to question and revise our assumptions about our own practice and the theories on which that practice is based. International comparative and cross-cultural research has the capacity to inform practice, shape policy and develop theory at a level commensurate with regional, national or global priorities. International comparative research offers us more than insights into the novel, interesting and adaptable practices employed in other school systems. It also offers us insights into the strange, invisible, and unquestioned routines and rituals of our own school system and our own classrooms. In addition, a cross-cultural perspective on classrooms can help us identify common values and shared assumptions, encouraging the adaptation of practices from one classroom for use in a different cultural setting. As these findings become more widely available, they will be increasingly utilised in the professional development of teachers and in the development of new theory.