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History and Mission

In the fall of 2007, mathematics education faculty members at Georgia State University (Atlanta) embarked on a series of discussions aimed at "opening up a space" that would give serious attention to urban issues in mathematics education. On January 15, 2008, the Journal of Urban Mathematics Education (JUME) was launched as a peer-reviewed, open-access, academic journal, the only one of its kind devoted entirely to the scholarship of mathematics education within the urban domain.

The mission of JUME is to foster a transformative global academic space in mathematics that embraces critical research, emancipatory pedagogy, and scholarship of engagement in urban communities. Here, the view of the urban domain extends beyond the geographical context, into the lives of people within the multitude of cultural, social, and political spaces in which mathematics teaching and learning takes place. JUME is published online twice a year, in spring/summer and fall/winter issues.