ERIC Number: ED085256
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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European Curriculum Studies, No. 1: Mathematics.
Halls, W. D.; Humphreys, Doreen
Reported are the results of a study whose aim was to compare the standards for university entrance in the various member states of the Council of Europe. Presented is an analysis and comparison of the academic secondary mathematics education curriculum at the most specialized level, focusing on what is required to be known to pass successfully the "leaving examination." Following an introductory chapter is a commentary on the aims of mathematics teaching, with specific quotations from official publications in the various countries. An application of Bloom's taxonomy is discussed in terms of mathematics objectives and examinations; the "leaving examination" is discussed separately. Comparisons of syllabi and a summary of proposed changes in the syllabi of various countries are presented, followed by some comments on teaching method and data on teachers. Twelve appendices include a concise analysis of mathematics topics common to and those specific to the member countries, analyses of time allocations, and other specific data reporting survey results discussed in each chapter. (MS)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Curriculum, Educational Objectives, Instruction, International Education, Mathematics Education, Program Descriptions, Secondary School Mathematics, Surveys, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Tests
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Authoring Institution: Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).