ERIC Number: ED215866
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Studies in Mathematics Education. Volume 2. The Teaching of Basic Sciences, Mathematics.
Morris, Robert, Ed.
This volume was geared to answering the question, does the teaching of mathematics correspond to the needs of the majority of pupils and the society. There are three types of chapters: (1) descriptions of goals reflecting some need of society; (2) case studies of national goal setting; and (3) a summary of the May 1980 meeting of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), which undertook a review of the goals of mathematics teaching. Individual chapters are: (1) Goals as a Reflection of the Needs of Society; (2) Goals as a Reflection of the Needs of the Learner; (3) Goals of Mathematics for Rural Development; (4) School Mathematics-Links with Commerce and Industry; (5) Goals of Mathematics as a Reflection of the Requirements of Production; (6) Educational Objectives for Mathematics Compatible with its Development as a Discipline; (7) New Goals for Old: An Analysis of Reactions to Recent Reforms in Several Countries; (8) The NCTM PRISM Project: An Attempt to Make Curriculum Change More Rational and Systematic; (9) The Evolution of Mathematics Curricula in the Arab States; (10) Goals of the Mathematics Curriculum in British Columbia: Intended, Implemented, and Realized; and (11) Report of a Meeting on the Goals of Mathematics Education. (MP)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Theories, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Opinion Papers
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).