ERIC Number: ED358657
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Experts' Opinions on National Math Standards for Students with Disabilities. Technical Report 3.
Shriner, James G.; And Others
Eleven experts in mathematics education, special education, and assessment completed an open-ended survey on current math instruction in relation to the "Curriculum and Evaluation Standards" of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the perceived appropriateness and feasibility of the standards for students with disabilities. In general, the experts agreed that adoption of the Standards has been minimal and that math education in practice continues to emphasize basic skills. Two opposing viewpoints were evident in the experts' responses. One viewpoint was that the Standards did not recognize the importance of individual differences and were not better than current practice in math education. The opposing viewpoint was that the Standards reflected a vision of what mathematics should be and that minimal, nonsubstantial modifications were needed for students with disabilities. Possibilities are presented for bridging the gap between: (1) recommendations for meeting the needs of students with mathematics learning problems and other handicaps, and (2) the current status of the Standards. (Contains 21 references.) (Author/JDD)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Disabilities, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Minimum Competencies, Problem Solving, Secondary School Students, Student Evaluation, Student Needs, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center on Educational Outcomes, Minneapolis, MN.; Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Coll. of Education.