ERIC Number: ED127204
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
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The Teaching of New Mathematics in the Primary Schools of Eight Countries of Europe.
This volume is based on reports from representatives of eight countries concerning current mathematics curricula for the primary grades with emphasis on inclusion of topics in "new mathematics." The eight countries are: Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Federal Republic of Germany, France, United Kingdom, Ireland, and Finland. A chronological outline of reform in mathematics education in these countries is presented. The major portion of the volume is organized around five major topics: curricula, teaching methods, teacher characteristics, implementation of new curricula, and evaluation. Within each of these areas, several subtopics are examined, and the practices of the eight countries are compared. Two extensive reports are presented as appendices. The first concerns a case study of teaching methods in England; the second deals with teacher training in West Germany. (SD)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum, Educational Change, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Instruction, International Education, Mathematics Education, Modern Mathematics, Teacher Education
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Authoring Institution: Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France). Committee for General and Technical Education.