ERIC Number: ED472340
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Jul
Commentaries on Mathematics and Science Standards. Occasional Paper.
Clune, William H.; Haimo, Deborah Tepper; Roitman, Judy; Romberg, Thomas; Wright, John C.; Wright, Carol S.
This report contains four papers reflecting the richness and energy of the issues surrounding national standards in mathematics and science. Papers include: (1) "Are the NCTM Standards Suitable for Systemic Adoption?" (Deborah Tepper Harino); (2) "A Mathematician Looks at National Standards" (Judy Roitman); (3) "Comments about NCTM's Curriculum Standards" (Thomas A. Romberg); and (4) "A Commentary on the Profound Changes Expected by the National Science Standards" (John C. Wright and Carol S. Wright). The dominant issue discussed and debated in the papers is the shift in emphasis from memorizing procedures to problem solving and understanding. The notable common theme across the papers is sympathy with the twin goals of the standards to reach more students and make mathematics and science more interesting and meaningful to teach and learn. Within this broad umbrella, the papers differ in the degree of skepticism about how well the standards achieve the objectives. (KHR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Education, National Standards, Science Education
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Science Education, Madison, WI.