Saturday February 16th, the 5th International Conference on Mathematics Education and Society (a.k.a. MES5) starts in Albufeira, Portugal. The conference will address issues like:
  • The politics of mathematics education
  • Cultural and social aspects of mathematics teaching and learning
  • The sociology of mathematics and mathematics education
  • Alternative research methodologies in mathematics education
These are interesting questions for all researchers within the field. If you are interested in learning more about the contents of the conference, you should take a look at the programme. Most of the material (articles from plenary lectures, paper/project discussions etc.) are available for download in pdf format!

The plenary lectures are:
  1. "Reinventing" Freire: Mathematics Education for Social Transformation (Eric Gutstein, University of Illinois-Chicago, USA)
  2. Describing teacher change: Interactions between teacher
    moves and learner contributions
    (Karin Brodie, University of Witswatersrand, South Africa)
  3. Equity-in-Quality: Towards a Theoretical Framework (Murad Jurdak, American University of Beirut, Lebanon)
  4. Order of the World or Order of the Social. Conceptions of
    Mathematics and Their Importance to Mathematics Education
    (Ole Ravn Christensen, Aalborg University, Denmark)