Dimitris Hasapis: The research objective of the teaching of Mathematics: characteristic choices of the main stream

This paper aims to provide an exploratory look at mathematics education research from a standpoint of spotting the aspects which are selected and emphasised as essential characteristics of the phenomena studied, building on relevant research reviews. It is claimed that contextual aspects as represented by social, political and cultural factors have not given considerable attention by mainstream mathematics education related research in contrast to factors related to either psychological or instrumental aspects of mathematics thinking, learning and teaching which also are considered from an individualistic viewpoint.