ERIC Number: ED458098
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Mathematics Education in Different Cultural Traditions: A Comparative Study of East Asia and the West. ICMI Comparative Study. Discussion Document.
International Commission on Mathematical Instruction.
Education is influenced by the social environment as well as cultural effects. This study investigates the differing cultural traditions' role in mathematics education in East Asia and the West. Investigated issues in mathematics education include curriculum, assessment, policy, influences of information and communication technology (ICT) and multimedia, and community and family background. East Asia and the West are used to represent the Chinese/Confucian tradition and the Greek/Latin/Christian tradition. Rapidly developing information, communication technologies, and globalization processes are concerns followed by mathematics educators in many countries as they consider the regional differences in educational approaches. (YDS)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cultural Differences, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Mathematics Education
For full text: http://www.inf.fu-berlin.de/icmics.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Commission on Mathematical Instruction.
Identifiers - Location: Asia