Educational Development and Developmental Research in Mathematics Education

K.P.E. Gravemeijer

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    Abstract

    In light of anticipated changes in mathematics education, an alternative for the well- known "research-development-diffusion" model is presented. It is based on an integration of curriculum research and design embedded in "educational development." In this context curriculum development is described as purposeful and sensible tinker- ing. It is argued that the theory production implied in this process may be exploited in "developmental research." However, developmental research is not yet well established as a research discipline. The core of this article is an effort to explicate the characteris- tics of developmental research and to discuss its methodological aspects.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)443-471
    JournalJournal for Research in Mathematics Education
    Volume25
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1994

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