ERIC Number: ED431630
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Jan
Building New Knowledge by Thinking: How Administrators Can Learn What They Need To Know about Mathematics Education Reform.
Nelson, Barbara Scott
The mathematics education reform movement is built on ideas about the nature of learning, teaching, and indeed mathematics itself that are very different from the views that have prevailed in American schooling for many years. This has implications for administrative practice, since an enterprise that exists to support rigorous thinking on the part of students requires administrative supports different from those for approaches that exist to transmit accepted knowledge from teacher or textbook to student. Understanding new ideas about mathematics, learning, and teaching, and exploring the implications of these ideas for administrative practice require conceptual change on the part of many administrators. This paper describes the pedagogical principles that underlie a program designed to provide opportunities for such conceptual change for administrators. (Contains 48 references.) (Author)
Descriptors: Administrators, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Education
Education Development Center, 55 Chapel Street, Newton, MA 02454.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Newton, MA. Center for the Development of Teaching.