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ERIC Number: ED373970
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
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Curriculum Reform: Difficulties Experienced by Teachers in Implementing a New Statewide Mathematics Curriculum.
Spyker, Geert; Malone, John
This paper discusses a study that examined the establishment of a new senior high school mathematics curriculum into schools in the State of Western Australia. Two aspects of change are discussed: (1) the extent to which the reconceptualization of the pedagogical approach to teaching mathematics encouraged in the reform was taken up by teachers, and (2) the effect it had upon the student body. Senior high school mathematics teachers (n=400) completed a questionnaire that dealt with changes in pedagogy, adoption of methodological changes, teacher attitudes and opinions, and teacher actions regarding change. Surveys were also given to 11th- and 12-grade students (n=1,550). Results showed students to be conservating in their views of the changes, but they agreed with their importance. Contains 16 references. (MKR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers: Australia (Western Australia); Reform Efforts