ERIC Number: ED342613
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
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Sharing Maths Cultures: IMPACT (Inventing Maths for Parents and Children and Teachers).
Merttens, Ruth; Vass, Jeff
This book describes the Inventing Maths for Parents and Children and Teachers (IMPACT) project, a project that involves parents routinely in the primary school curriculum and that includes curriculum materials that are designed to be valid across different cultures. This book describes and promotes educational settings in which the child is not the center or object of teaching, but is the initiator and tutor. It explains how any teacher or school can set up and run a similar initiative. Detailed examples are given of the processes involved and the specific methods used for effective parental involvement. It describes and discusses sample materials for implementing the scheme, and outlines a radically new approach to evaluation. It reflects upon the relationship between the National Curriculum, IMPACT, and primary math. Chapter 1 locates IMPACT in the ongoing debates in education, particularly the relationship of the community to the curriculum. Chapter 2 takes a more detailed look at the research context of IMPACT. Chapter 3 gives details of how to set up IMPACT in a school. Chapter 4 concentrates on the classroom and looks at the day-to-day running of IMPACT in schools. Chapter 5 looks at designing and selecting appropriate materials which extend classwork so that suitable tasks can be done at home jointly with a parent. Chapter 6 takes a look at the issues and techniques of complex evaluation that an intervention like IMPACT requires. (KR)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education, Parent Participation, Program Descriptions
Falmer Press, Taylor & Francis Inc., 242 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1906 ($22.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Books
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)