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The governing of three researchers’ technologies of the self


This article sheds light on a number of discursive conditions relating to being researchers in mathematics education and with an interest in diversity. The data derived from a self-reflective trialogue (dialogue of three people) between the three authors, three researchers. Two of Foucault’s governing technologies were adopted: technologies of power and technologies of the self. By exploring regularities between these in our trialogue we construed formations of governing technologies in relation to subjectification and subjectivation. We uncovered five formations: “Tensions between mathemat...

Den flerspråkiga elevens nationella provdeltagande i matematik : diskursiva förutsättningar


Multilingual students’ participation in national tests in mathematics – discursive prerequisites. This article explores discursive prerequisites in test-taking for second language learners with other mother tongues than Swedish. Four students were interviewed in 2016 during their final year of compulsory school. The results imply that multilingual students are positioned as disadvantaged within testing. This phenomenon is mainly situated in a competitive discourse with several subordinated discourses that further position the students: A discourse of justice positioned the students as being...

Linguistic Features in Mathematics PISA Tasks in Different Languages


Linguistic properties of PISA mathematics tasks in different languages


The mathematics PISA tasks are primarily supposed to measure mathematicalability and not reading ability, so it is important to avoid unnecessarydemands of reading ability in the tasks. Many readability formulas are usingboth word length and sentence length as indicators of text difficulty. In thisstudy, we examine differences and similarities between English, German, andSwedish mathematics PISA tasks regarding word length and sentence length.We analyze 146 mathematics PISA tasks from 2000–2013, in English, German,and Swedish. For each task we create measures of mean word and sentencelength...

Argumentation in university textbooks : Comparing biology, chemistry and mathematics


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