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ERIC Number: ED002915
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1959-Jun
Pages: 221
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PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEMS AND RESEARCH METHODS IN MATHEMATICS TRAINING.
DU BOIS, PHILIP H.; FEIERABEND, ROSALIND L.
A CRITICAL REVIEW OF PSYCHOLOGICAL LITERATURE AND A RESEARCH METHODS INVENTORY, RELATING TO THE LEARNING OF MATHEMATICS AT ALL ACADEMIC LEVELS, WERE CONDUCTED TO DEVELOP A HANDBOOK OR GUIDE FOR USE BY INVESTIGATORS IN THE FIELD OF MATHEMATICS TEACHING. THIS EFFORT TOOK PLACE DURING A 3-MONTH PERIOD WHICH INCLUDED SYSTEMATIC SURVEYS OF LITERATURE AND ONGOING RESEARCH STUDIES, AS WELL AS A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW WITH VARIOUS CONSULTANTS IN THE FIELD TO OBTAIN INFORMATION ON POSSIBLE APPLICATIONS OF SUCH SPECIALIZED DEVELOPMENTS AS INFORMATION THEORY AND MULTIVARIATE AND FACTOR ANALYSIS IN MATHEMATICS TRAINING. ALL FINDINGS WERE INCORPORATED INTO THE FINAL REPORT WHICH WAS DIVIDED INTO THE FOLLOWING THREE SECTIONS--(1) "PROBLEM AREAS IN THE TEACHING OF MATHEMATICS," (2) "PROPOSALS FOR RESEARCH ON THE TEACHING OF MATHEMATICS," AND (3) "REVIEW OF RESEARCH ON MATHEMATICAL EDUCATION." PROBLEM AREAS COVERED HUMAN LEARNING WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO TEACHING OF MATHEMATICS AND INCLUDED MEASUREMENT PROBLEMS, INDUCTIVE AND DEDUCTIVE TEACHING METHODS EVALUATION, INTEREST-MOTIVATION-SEX ROLE WITH RESPECT TO ATTITUDES, SENSORY AND PERCEPTUAL FACTORS, APPROACHES TO PROBLEM-SOLVING, PERSONALITY VARIABLES, AND MENTAL ABILITIES, AND EXPERIMENTAL ANALYSIS OF BEHAVIOR. THE SECTION OF PROPOSALS PROVIDED A COLLECTION OF PRACTICAL RESEARCH DESIGNS FOR MATHEMATICS TRAINING TO BE PERFORMED WITH LIMITED RESOURCES AND WITHIN A LIMITED AMOUNT OF TIME. THE THIRD AND FINAL SECTION CONTAINED A SURVEY SYNOPSIS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL AND EDUCATIONAL LITERATURE CENTERING ON MATHEMATICS TRAINING DURING THE 1948-58 TIME PERIOD. THAT PART OF THE DATA WHICH WAS NOT GATHERED AS PART OF THE SURVEY WAS OBTAINED FROM PAPERS PRESENTED AT A 2-DAY CONFERENCE ON PROBLEMS AND METHODS IN MATHEMATICS TRAINING HELD AT WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN 1959. (JH)
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Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., St. Louis, MO.
Identifiers: MISSOURI; Missouri (Saint Louis)