ERIC Number: ED419712
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Pupils' View of Mathematics: Initial Report for an International Comparison Project. Research Report 152.
This report describes the theoretical background of an international comparison project on pupils' mathematical beliefs and outlines its realization. The first chapter briefly discusses problems with the underlying concepts of "belief" and "conception." The central concept, view of mathematics, is introduced in the second chapter. The meaning of beliefs for pupils' learning is also considered in detail and some research results presented. The third chapter addresses the issue of international comparison. The fourth chapter is devoted to the description of research design and plans for its realization. The last chapter provides an overview of the state of the research project, the pilot study in two stages, and the main study. The project is currently still in the first stage of the pilot study, i.e., the preliminary data has been gathered using a questionnaire from 10 countries including Australia, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and the United States with 200 pupils in each. Some preliminary results from the five country comparison are also discussed. Contains 77 references. (Author/NB)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education, Student Attitudes
University of Helsinki, Department of Teacher Education, P.O. Box 38 (Ratakatu 6A), Helsinki 00014, Finland.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Helsinki Univ., (Finland). Dept. of Teacher Education.
Identifiers - Location: Finland