The story of ESM

Gila Hanna*, Nathan Sidoli

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This paper looks at the origins of the international journal Educational Studies in Mathematics (ESM) in 1968 and traces its later development as it responded to changes in mathematics education. The paper first examines in chronological order the contributions of its editors in defining its spirit policy and procedures as they directed its growth and its transformation into a leading journal of research in mathematics education. The paper then presents a statistical profile of ESM articles by content area educational issue level of schooling and research method and goes on to look more closely at the special issues of ESM each dedicated to a single topic and how they reflect the changing concerns of mathematics educators.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-156
Number of pages34
JournalEducational Studies in Mathematics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Mar
Externally publishedYes


  • History
  • History of journals
  • Mathematics education
  • Research methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Mathematics(all)


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