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ERIC Number: ED221372
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 49
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
On Some Trends in German Mathematics Education.
Zimmermann, Bernd
The following approaches to mathematics education, represented in German-speaking countries mainly, are analyzed: (1) the structuralist/formalistic approach; (2) the genetic approach; (3) the approach by elementarization; (4) the problem-solving approach; (5) the approach of Freudenthal; (6) the approach by project-orientation; (7) "anthroposophical" approaches; and (8) the approach by application. Similarities and differences are stressed, in the hopes of yielding some contribution to a theoretical foundation of mathematics education. It is felt that there is a current need for theoretical augmentation and guidelines and that this presentation highlights the norms and values of each analyzed approach. Suggestions are made for further study that could lead to a "meta-theory" of mathematics education. (MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Mathematics Education Research; West Germany