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ERIC Number: ED464180
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 360
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-8157-5309-8
The Great Curriculum Debate: How Should We Teach Reading and Math?
Loveless, Tom, Ed.
This collection of papers focuses on the public conflict that surrounded the debate over reading and mathematics education in the 1990s. The 14 papers are: (1) "Introduction" (Tom Loveless); (2) "The Roots of the Education Wars" (E.D. Hirsch, Jr.); (3) "Mathematics Education: The Future and the Past Create a Context for Today's Issues" (Gail Burrill); (4) "Research and Reform in Mathematics Education" (Michael T. Battista); (5) "A Darwinian Perspective on Mathematics and Instruction" (David C. Geary); (6) "The Impact of Traditional and Reform-Style Practices on Student Mathematics Achievement" (Roger Shouse); (7) "Beyond Curriculum Wars: Content and Understanding in Mathematics" (Adam Gamoran); (8) "Good Intentions Are Not Enough" (Richard Askey); (9) "A Tale of Two Math Reforms: The Politics of the New Math and the NCTM Standards" (Tom Loveless); (10) "It Is Time To Stop the War" (Diane Ravitch); (11) "Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children: Precursors and Fallout" (Catherine E. Snow); (12) "Contemporary Reading Instruction" (Margaret Moustafa); (13) "Does State and Federal Reading Policymaking Matter?" (Richard L. Allington); and (14) "The Politics of the Reading Wars" (William Lowe Boyd and Douglas E. Mitchell). (Papers contain references.) (SM)
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Brookings Institution, Washington, DC.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
IES Cited: EJ678481