Mathematics education and language diversity: The 21st ICMI study

Richard Barwell, University of Ottawa, Canada
Philip Clarkson, Australian Catholic University
Anjum Halai, Aga Khan University, Institute for Educational Development, East Africa
Mercy Kazima, University of Malawi
Judith Moschkovich, University of California - Santa Cruz
Nuria Planas, Autonomous University of Barcelona
Mamokgethi Phakeng, University of South Africa
Paola Valero, Aalborg University, Denmark
Martha Villavicencio, National University San Marcos
Abraham Arcavi, Weizman Institute of Science


This book examines multiple facets of language diversity and mathematics education. It features renowned authors from around the world and explores the learning and teaching of mathematics in contexts that include multilingual classrooms, indigenous education, teacher education, blind and deaf learners, new media and tertiary education. Each chapter draws on research from two or more countries to illustrate important research findings, theoretical developments and practical strategies.