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Professional debate and social structure in Swedish mathematics education, 1905-1962.: The case of geometry instruction at the lower secondary level.
Uppsala University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
2009 (English)In: "Dig where you stand": Proceedings of the conference "Ongoing research in the History of Mathematics Education", June 20 - 24, 2009, at Fjölbrautaskólinn í Garðabæ, Garðabær, Iceland / [ed] Kristín Bjarnadóttir, Fulvia Furinghetti, Gert Schubring, Reykjavík: University of Iceland, School of Education , 2009Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this article a prosopography regarding the people who engaged in the professional debate on geometry instruction at the lower secondary level in Sweden during the period 1905-1962 is presented. The analysis is based on Bourdieu’s theory on capital and field. The main focus of the investigation is a debate in the teacher periodical Elementa. Certain aspects of the debaters’ backgrounds and their arguments are treated. The primary finding is that the debate has features of a field. This result is used to illuminate further known facts and previous research.

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Reykjavík: University of Iceland, School of Education , 2009.
Keyword [en]
mathematics geometry education history Sweden
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History Didactics
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-133944ISBN: 978-9979-793-99-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-133944DiVA: diva2:371114
Artikeln är även publicerad i konferensrapporten Utbildningens sociala och kulturella historia, meddelanden från den fjärde nordiska utbildningshistoriska konferensen, red Esbjörn Larsson & Johannes Westberg, 2010Available from: 2010-11-18 Created: 2010-11-18 Last updated: 2011-11-11

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