# Gravemeijer (1994) JRME

*Educational Development and Developmental Research in Mathematics Education*

The article *Educational Development and Developmental Research in Mathematics Education* was written by Koeno Gravemeijer and published in the *Journal for Research in Mathematics Education* in 1994. It is available from JSTOR at http://www.jstor.org/stable/749485.

## Abstract

In light of anticipated changes in mathematics education, an alternative for the well-known "research-development-diffusion" model is presented. It is based on an integration of curriculum research and design embedded in "educational development." In this context curriculum development is described as purposeful and sensible tinkering. It is argued that the theory production implied in this process may be exploited in "developmental research." However, developmental research is not yet well established as a research discipline. The core of this article is an effort to explicate the characteristics of developmental research and to discuss its methodological aspects.

## Outline of Headings

- Educational Development
- Curriculum Development
- Theory-Guided Bricolage

- Developmental Research
- Theory Development
- Deliberation and Testing
- Justification
- Qualitative Research

- The Empty Number Line Example
- Legitimizing
- Conclusions

- Research and Development

## Also

- Pages linking here
- Note: This article is a product of Gravemeijer's dissertation,
*Developing Realistic Mathematics Education*.

### APA

Gravemeijer, K. (1994). Educational development and developmental research in mathematics education. *Journal for Research in Mathematics Education*, 25(5), 443. doi:10.2307/749485

### BibTeX

@article{Gravemeijer1994, author = {Gravemeijer, Koeno}, doi = {10.2307/749485}, journal = {Journal for Research in Mathematics Education}, number = {5}, pages = {443}, title = {{Educational development and developmental research in mathematics education}}, url = {http://www.jstor.org/stable/749485}, volume = {25}, year = {1994} }