ERIC Number: ED115512
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Overview and Analysis of School Mathematics, Grades K-12.
Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences, Washington, DC. National Advisory Committee on Mathematical Education.
By appointment of the Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences, a committee was established to investigate the status of mathematical education at the pre-college levels. Drawing on the data gathered and published by the National Assessment of Educational Progress, the National Center for Educational Statistics' survey of course offerings and enrollments at public secondary schools, and the American Institutes for Research's survey concerning computing activities in secondary education, as well as the committee's own studies of statewide objective and testing programs and of elementary school curricula and instruction, the report addresses a broad spectrum of issues. Chapters of the report are devoted to a summary and analysis of the curricular reforms during 1955-1975, identification and discussion of current curricular emphases, analysis of alternative instructional situations and patterns, discussion of teacher education, and statement of recommendations for policy changes as well as for research and development. Two overriding policy recommendations advocate the avoidance of dichotomizing mathematics (e.g., "old" vs. "new") and the commitment to quality mathematical education for all. Suggestions concerning curriculum, teacher education, evaluation, and research are presented in detail. (SD) Aspect of National Assessment (NAEP) dealt with in this document: Results (Overview).
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Curriculum, Educational Change, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Instruction, Mathematics Education, Reports
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences, Washington, DC. National Advisory Committee on Mathematical Education.