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ERIC Number: ED501052
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 21
Student-Centered Teaching Practices in Korean Elementary Mathematics Classrooms
Pang, JeongSuk
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Paper presented at the 27th International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education Conference Held Jointly with the 25th PME-NA Conference (Honolulu, HI, Jul 13-18, 2003), v3 p445-452
The current mathematics education reform requires substantial changes toward student-centered instruction. In contrast to the widespread awareness of the reform agenda, there is a concern that many teachers do not quite grasp the vision of the reform. This study explored the breakdown that may occur between teachers' adoption of reform objectives and their successful incorporation of reform ideals by comparing and contrasting two reform-oriented Korean classrooms. Given that the two classes established similar social participation patterns but different mathematical culture, this study highlights the importance of sociomathematical norms in the analysis of reform-oriented practices and discusses implications for reform at the classroom level. [For complete proceedings, see ED500858.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Korea