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This study provides a broad look at mathematics education research published since 1982. The Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) database was utilized to count and categorize over 3,000 articles from 48 educational research journals, with particular attention to equity issues. Results reveal the number of articles relating to ethnicity, gender, class, and disabilities, as well as intersections among these groups. The study also examines the attention given to various grade levels, mathematical topics, and general educational topics, both in the overall pool of articles as well as in conjunction with each equity group. Results are compared across journal types as well as between the pool of mathematics education research and the entire ERIC database. It is concluded that gender research was more prevalent and integrated into mainstream U.S. mathematics education research than research on ethnicity, class, or disability. Still, the majority of mathematics education research focused on student cognition and outcomes with relatively little attention to contextual or cultural issues. Contains 37 references. (Author/NB)

Descriptors: Databases, Disabilities, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnicity, Mathematics Education, Research Needs, Sex Differences

Author: Lubienski, Sarah Theule

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=9200&id=ED429847

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