ERIC Number: ED432468
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Apr-21
Mathematics Education Goes to War: Challenges and Opportunities during the Second World War.
Garrett, Alan W.
The years immediately preceding World War II were difficult ones for American mathematics educators. Ironically, the most significant challenge they faced was due in large part to the unprecedented success of public schools in attracting and retaining students, especially at the secondary level. Studying mathematics had long been an integral part of the American school experience, an expression of national identity through the curriculum. This paper discusses mathematics education and mathematics curriculum during the second world war. (Contains 40 references.) (ASK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (77th, San Francisco, CA, April 22-24, 1999).