ERIC Number: ED124414
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Primary School Mathematics in Australia 1975: Review and Forecast.
Jeffery, Peter, Ed.
A conference of mathematics educators from Australia and New Zealand was convened in the summer of 1975; five specific objectives were addressed: (1) to review developments in primary mathematics education during the past decade, (2) to examine current approaches to teaching primary mathematics, (3) to recommend appropriate changes, (4) to examine potential implications of change, and (5) to arrange for ongoing consultation among curriculum personnel and teacher educators. A list of 20 expected outcomes of primary mathematics education was generated. Four working groups, organized within the conference, developed recommendations with regard to aims, content and materials for primary mathematics, preservice and inservice teacher education, and evaluation. Twenty-five papers (included in this volume) were presented to the conference. These concerned views of professional mathematicians, curriculum officers, secondary teachers, and teacher educators toward primary school mathematics, among other topics. (SD)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Educational Change, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Evaluation, Instruction, International Education, Mathematics Education, Primary Education, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Council for Educational Research, Hawthorn.
Identifiers - Location: Australia