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ERIC Number: ED539393
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Review of Education in Mathematics, Data Science and Quantitative Disciplines: Report to the Group of Eight Universities
Brown, Gavin
Group of Eight (NJ1)
The Reference Committee firmly shares the view that the state of the mathematical sciences and related quantitative disciplines in Australia has deteriorated to a dangerous level, and continues to deteriorate. Accordingly the author decided to structure this Report around a small number of recommendations, some long term and others to address immediate problems. In the last five years there have been many reviews analysing the mathematical sciences in Australia and elsewhere. Australia has gone backwards over the last 20 years in terms of the quality and quantity of students completing Year 12 mathematics. This is despite considerable effort put into improving the situation, including Government funding. This deterioration hasn't been the case in every country. This report does not attempt a comprehensive overview of the mathematical sciences, but rather, on the basis of these sources, stakeholder consultations and material provided by individual universities, attempts a concise justification for the author's view expressed in the opening sentence. Appended are: (1) Reviews of last five years; and (2) Go8 Review of Education in Mathematics, Data Science and Quantitative Disciplines.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Group of Eight (Australia)
Identifiers - Location: Australia