Article

Mathematics teachers and social justice: A systematic review of empirical studies

Citation

Xenofontos C, Fraser S, Priestley A & Priestley M (2020) Mathematics teachers and social justice: A systematic review of empirical studies. Oxford Review of Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/03054985.2020.1807314

Abstract
The issue of social justice has been regularly addressed in many published papers in mathematics education research, particularly after 2000, when the discipline took a more explicit socio-political turn. However, there does not appear to be a consensus as to what the term designates and includes. This paper is a systematic review of the empirical studies published from 2000 until the middle of 2019 that explicitly address social justice from the perspective of practising mathematics teachers and/or teaching. More specifically, we examine (a) how social justice is conceptualised in the identified studies, (b) what specific issues are investigated and methodological approaches employed to do so, and (c) the main key points that arise from their empirical findings. Implications and suggestions of how the field can move forward are discussed at the end.

Keywords
Mathematics education; social justice; systematic review; teachers; teaching

Notes
Output Status: Forthcoming/Available Online

Journal
Oxford Review of Education

StatusIn Press
Publication date online30/09/2020
Date accepted by journal28/07/2020
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/31495
ISSN0305-4985
eISSN1465-3915