ERIC Number: ED389560
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
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International Influences on the NCTM Standards: A Case Study of Educational Change.
McLeod, Douglas B.; And Others
The NCTM Standards have multiple origins. In part they developed out of concerns from NCTM committee members about textbook adoption policies that favored traditional texts. They also constituted a response to the public furor caused by "A Nation at Risk" and instantiated the 1980 recommendations on curriculum in "An Agenda for Action." International curriculum and research projects also influenced the NCTM Standards. The initial NCTM emphasis on standards as accountability criteria shared certain similarities with the National Curriculum effort in England and Australia, where reform is reportedly stalled. The more recent view of the "Standards" as aspiration may help extend the duration of their influence. (Author)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: NCTM Curriculum and Evaluation Standards; Reform Efforts
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (17th, Columbus, OH, October 21-24, 1995). For entire conference proceedings, see SE 057 177.