Skip to content
Main menu hidden.
Staff photo Anette Bagger

Anette Bagger

Researcher and Senior Lecturer with and interest in matemathics and special educatione. Special interests: equity, assessment, sociopolitical issues.


Works at

Associate professor (on leave) at Department of Science and Mathematics Education
Naturvetarhuset, huskropp A, plan 5, Johan Bures väg 16 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå
Affiliated as research fellow at Umeå Mathematics Education Research Centre (UMERC)

My background is primary school teacher in Science and Mathematics in grades 3-9, with an exam as teacher for pre-school class up to the seventh grade. Later I made an exam as special education teacher and became a counselor at the Special Education School Authority (SPSM) working with students with visual impairments. I have devoted myself to school development and on promoting equity in the opportunities to learn by bridging obstacles and contributing to conditions for a good learning and teaching environment for all students. In addition to my teacher education, I have a special education diploma, a master's degree in visual impairment education, a project manager training and a degree in postgraduate education.

My research fields are mainly Special Education and Mathematics Didactics. I study students in need of support and what the specifics in the teaching and learning for this student group on an individual, group and organizational level. Issues of equity, participation, exclusion and inclusion are often raised in my research concerning these various levels. Aspects of multilingualism and language skills generally in assessment practice are also an area of interest. Planning, implementation and consequences of different assessment practices are areas often involved in my research. These are emphasized as having socio-political, relational and social aspects. I prefer to work close to practice, with what is relevant or important for teachers.

My degree in postgraduate education is a Degree of Doctor of Philopsophy in Educational Work with specialization in Mathematics. I have continued my research by following up pupils in a multilingual school that participated in the dissertation study, when they later conducted national tests in the ninth school year and made their choice for high school. I am also involved in a research project in the compulsory school for students with learning disabilities, together with Eva Silfver and Elisabeth Raddock at Umeå University. This project concerns participation and assessment. Otherwise, I devote myself to describing and researching what special educational mathematics is in practice and in research: which methods, what students and what knowledge seem to be about. This branch of my research is conducted with Helena Roos at Linnaeus University and Margaretha Engvall at Linköping University. I have peer-reviewed research articles for NOMAD and for RME (Research In Mathematics Education) and participate as a guest editor in a forthcoming issue in NOMAD related to mathematical difficulties.

In addition to my research, I devote myself to teaching in undergraduate and further education in teacher education. This often concerns the areas Mathematics and Special Education and elements related to assessment. I also supervise the thesis work of teacher students.

ECER 2019 - European Conference on Educational Research, Hamburg, Germany, 3-6 September, 2019: Education in an Era of Risk: the Role of Educational Research for the Future
Bagger, Anette; Bergström, Peter
CERME 11: Proceedings of the Eleventh Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education, European Society for Research in Mathematics Education 2019 : 1831-1838
Bagger, Anette; Vennberg, Helena; Björklund Boistrup, Lisa
Book of abstracts: EARLI 2019, RWTH Aachen University 2019 : 142-142
Lindfors, Maria; Roos, Helena; Bagger, Anette
The Montana Mathematics Enthusiast, Montana Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2018, Vol. 15, (1-2) : 278-302
Bagger, Anette; Björklund Boistrup, Lisa; Norén, Eva
Utbildning och Demokrati, Örebro: Örebo Universitet 2017, Vol. 26, (2) : 95-111
Bagger, Anette
World yearbook of education 2017: assessment inequalities, Oxon: Routledge 2017 : 68-88
Bagger, Anette
CERME 10: Proceedings of the tenth congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education, European Society for Research in Methematic Education (ERME) 2017 : 1433-1440
Bagger, Anette
ICT in mathematics education: the future and the realities: Proceedings of MADIF 10The tenth research seminar of the Swedish Society for Research in Mathematics Education, Karlstad, January 26–27, 2016, Göteborg: Nationellt centrum för matematikutbildning (NCM) 2017 : 151-151
Bagger, Anette
Nordisk matematikkdidaktikk, Vol. 21, (1) : 47-69
Bagger, Anette
Cursiv [publisher: Institut for Didaktik, Danmarks Pædagogiske Universitetsskole, Aarhus Universitet, DK], Köpenhamn: Aarhus University 2016, (18) : 123-139
Bagger, Anette
Ethnography and Education, Taylor & Francis 2016, Vol. 11, (3) : 237-252
Silfver, Eva; Sjöberg, Gunnar; Bagger, Anette
Proceedings of the Ninth Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education, Prague: Charles University 2015 : 1558-1563
Bagger, Anette
Specialpedagogisk tidskrift, Svenska förbundet för specialpedagogik 2015, (3) : 4-6
Bagger, Anette
Doktorsavhandlingar i pedagogiskt arbete, 63
Bagger, Anette
Development of Mathematics Teaching: Design, Scale, Effects. Proceeding of MADIF 9. The Ninth Swedish Mathematics Education Research Seminar Umeå February 4-5, 2014, Linköping: Svensk förening för MatematikDidaktisk Forskning - SMDF 2015 : 27-36
Bagger, Anette; Roos, Helena
International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, Vol. 3, (1) : 37-48
Nyroos, Mikaela; Korhonen, Johan; Peng, Aihui; et al.
Nordisk matematikkdidaktikk, NOMAD: [Nordic Studies in Mathematics Education], Göteborg: Nationellt centrum för matematikutbildning (NCM) 2015, Vol. 20, (1) : 55-75
Sjöberg, Gunnar; Silfver, Eva; Bagger, Anette
Special Needs Education in Mathematics: New Trends, Problems and Possibilities, Kristiansand: Portal forlag 2014 : 86-91
Bagger, Anette; Nyroos, Mikaela
International Journal of Qualitative Methods, University of Alberta, Int. Inst. of Qualitative Methodology, Edmonton Clinic in Health Academy, Edmonton, Canada 2013, Vol. 12 : 39-51
Silfver, Eva; Sjöberg, Gunnar; Bagger, Anette
Skrifter från Svensk matematikdidaktisk forskning, MADIF, linköping: Svensk förening för matematikdidaktisk forskning 2012 : 151-160
Nyroos, Mikaela; Bagger, Anette; Silfver, Eva; et al.
Nyroos, Mikaela; Korhonen, Johan; Peng, Aihui; et al.