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Border Crossing: Relating Research and Practice in Mathematics Education

Edward A. Silver 

May 2003, Volume 34, Issue 3, Page 182

Abstract:
The Journal for Research in Mathematics Education (JRME) is rare among major educational research journals. It is one of very few published by an organization whose membership consists primarily of teachers at the precollege level. JRME is also rare in the portfolio of publications produced by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). The intended target audience for NCTM's other journals and most of its books is teachers and those who work to prepare and support teachers in their work. In contrast, although JRME also contains research reports that could be of interest to practitioners, especially in the face of recent calls for research-based evidence, the journal's primary target audience is researchers. This unique situation offers many opportunities, yet it also poses some challenges. Over the years, the journal has depended on the effective management of these opportunities and challenges not only by its editors but also by staff at NCTM's Headquarters.