ERIC Number: ED199042
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Mathematics Education Research in New Zealand.
This report reviews mathematics education research that has taken place in New Zealand from 1975 to 1979. Eighty-two projects or papers are identified, classified, and listed. The classification reveals that 64 of the studies dealt with curricula, methods, and materials, 41 of these at the secondary level. The other two major categories of research identified were teaching and the teacher, with four activities, and learning and the learner, with 14 papers and projects. A second analysis of New Zealand mathematics education research shows eight activities were undertaken by students, seven by primary school staff, 36 by secondary personnel, six by teachers' college staff, 19 by University personnel, and six by departmental officers. The exploration of research by teachers is encouraged as a tool for personal and professional growth and is viewed as a benefit to the self-image and public image of the profession. A bibliography of the 82 studies and a separate listing of reported mathematics education-related activities during 1975-1979 concludes the document. (MP)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Mathematics Education Research; New Zealand
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference of the New Zealand Association for Research in Education (1st, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, December 7-10, 1979).