ERIC Number: ED469616
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Research, Policy and Practice: The Case of Values.
Bishop, Alan J.
This research project investigates teachers' ideas of the values that they teach in their mathematics lessons. In most cases, they are unaware of these values, or indeed that they actually are teaching values. Part of the problem seems to be the lack of reference to any values teaching by either intended curricula documents or textual materials. As well as giving the teachers a vocabulary with which to articulate the values in their teaching, this research also points out the need for more explicit elaboration of values in the various documents that support and/or shape teacher activities. In that sense, the research project demonstrates that there is a gap between research and practice to do essentially with "intention" or, more generally, "policy." (Contains 13 references.) (Author/KHR)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Biennial International Conference on Mathematics Education and Society (3rd, Helsingor, Denmark, April 2-7, 2002).