The mathematics teacher as social product and agent: To be or not to be, there’s the point
Alexandre Montecino Munoz (Aalborg University, Denmark)
In this paper will be in operation some tools of the theoretical toolbox of Foucault and Deleuze, to explore how the mathematics teacher becomes a desired product of society and, at the same time, he/she becomes an agent for governing. By developing an analysis of studies published in the last volume of the Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education and the documents published by OECD and UNESCO, which are showing that the mathematics teacher is part of dispositives, the idea of globalization, social progress and competitive logic in current societies of control. The focus will be on how societies of control, dispositives and discourses are entangled to promote an understanding about the fabrication of subjectivity. A critical examination offers new cultural and political understandings about how mathematics teachers are part of the larger cultural politics of schooling and education.