Calls for Papers
MES was established in 1998 to satisfy the need for a wider discussion of the social and political dimensions of mathematics education, for disseminating theoretical frameworks, discussing methodological issues, sharing and discussing research, planning for action, and developing a strong research network. In addition, MES encourages classroom teachers to share their praxis. The MES Conferences aim to bring together mathematics educators from around the world to provide such a forum as well as to offer a platform on which to build future collaborative activity. It is expected that topics discussed at MES Conferences will be wide-ranging. It is also expected that all issues will have clear and underpinning social themes. The general topics of the conference have been: a) Politics of Mathematics Education, b) Cultural and Social Aspects of Learning Mathematics, c) Sociology of Mathematics and Mathematics Education, d) Alternative Research Methodologies in Mathematics Education and e) Histories and Philosophies in Mathematics Education. The Conference Theme of MES 9 is:
Papers, project presentations, symposia and posters are invited for submission. All submissions will be peer reviewed by two members of the MES community. A critical evaluation of each submission will be provided following this review. All submissions should meet the aims of the conference and have a clear underpinning of a social, political, cultural or ethical theme. Although, the official language of the conference is English, efforts will be made during the conference to hold presentations in a friendly environment (efforts for slow speaking, use of visuals, and informal translations provided that a number of volunteers will be available). Potential authors who wish to have English language editing must submit their paper by 10th of July. A team of MES scholars will volunteer to do the English language editing chaired by Kate le Roux and Beth Herbel-Eisenmann. Submission of papers, projects, symposia, posters opens 1st June 2016 and closes 1st of September 2016.
Research Papers: Papers could be theoretical papers, empirical research reports or discussion essays addressing themes of relevance to the conference. Length: maximum 10 pages.
Project presentations: Shorter on-going projects of theoretical, empirical or developmental character are welcomed for discussion during the conference. The project description in written form should address a topic of relevance to the conference. Length: maximum 4 pages.
Symposia: A symposium proposal should include the aims of the symposium, a rationale for its relevance to the conference and a suggested plan for how the symposium will be conducted. Length: maximum 4 pages.
Posters: A poster proposal should include the aims of the study, a rationale of its theoretical or empirical character and a rational to the conference theme. It will emphasize the use of appropriate visuals and adequate distribution onto A1 paper size. Length: maximum 4 pages. [note: authors need to submit the 4 pages poster description for review and will need to bring the A1 poster at the conference site by themselves as there will be no possibility to either print or store them].
The accepted papers, project presentations, symposia and posters will be published on the MES 9 website prior to the conference and in the printed conference proceedings that participants will receive upon arrival at the conference.