ERIC Number: ED056896
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Sep-7
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Mathematics Education in New York State.
Willoughby, Stephen S.
This report is divided into four sections. In the first section mathematics education in New York state is compared with that in other countries and other states, and variations within the state are discussed. Six major problems are identified for further study: the decreasing interest and achievement in mathematics; the relationship of socioeconomic status of parents to children's achievement; the waste of female talent in mathematics; recently lowered standards in teacher certification; the encouragement of creativity in schools; and the effect of the Regent's examinations. In the second section promising practices in mathematics education are summarized, including activity methods, discovery teaching, integration with other subjects, individualized instruction and the involvement of aprents and the community. Professional problems are discussed in the third section: accountability and performance contracting, certification, and the use of specialist teachers and para-professional assistance. Recommendations regarding specific actions under the headings used in the previous sections are presented in the final section. (MM)
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Authoring Institution: New York State Commission on the Quality, Cost, and Financing of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Identifiers - Location: New York