Rochelle Gutierrez works on equity issues in mathematics education, focusing primarily on how race, class, and language affect teaching and learning. Through her in depth analysis of teaching/learning communities and pre-service teacher education she suggests that it is not sufficient for teachers to have sound subject matter knowledge, pedagogic skills or knowledge of diversity among learners. Her recent research focuses on developing in pre-service teachers, the knowledge and disposition to teach powerful mathematics to urban students; the roles of uncertainty, tensions, and "Nepantla" in teaching; and the political knowledge (and forms of creative insubordination) that mathematics teachers need to effectively teach in an era of high-stakes education.
Tony Trinick's work is significant for its engagement in different aspects of the teaching and learning of mathematics in the medium of Maori. His research on the complex relationship between the Maori language te reo Maori and mathematics, and the development of the mathematics register are important for countries like India which still have vast number of children studying in vernacular mediums. His research also focuses on student achievement in Maori medium mathematics and the factors that support and impinge on student progress.
George Gheverghese Joseph
George Gheverghese Joseph was born in India, and even though he moved to Kenya at a young age, a significant part of his work on the cultural and historical aspects of mathematics focuses on Kerala mathematics. Some of his best known books are 'The Crest of the Peacock: Non European roots of Mathematics', 'A Passage to infinity: Medieval Indian Mathematicsfrom Kerala and its Impact' and 'Kerala Mathematics: History and Its Possible Transmission to Europe'. His teaching and research have ranged over a broad spectrum of subjects in applied mathematics and statistics education.
Tania Cabral and Roberto Baldino
Tania Cabral and Roberto Baldino are jointly known as "The Cabraldinos" by their students. Their research draws heavily from the theories of Hegel, Marx, Lacan and Zizek. Their work on how capitalism shapes mathematics education to contribute to the production of qualified labour power that capitalist markets need is significant considering the kind of value mathematics has in school education. Presently, due to the economic crisis, they have brought to the fore the consideration of school as a place of economic production in order to shed light into classroom situations so as to portray students' math learning difficulties.