ERIC Number: EJ1010534
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Reference Count: 16
Mathematics in Early Childhood Education: Revolution or Evolution?
Early Education and Development, v24 n4 p431-435 2013
Hachey (2013) aptly describes a recent surge in attention to mathematics for young children. The value of math for children as young as preschool age, however, was discovered before the 21st century. This is presently not a revolution but rather a potentially important step in an evolution of work that began at least a half century ago. Some historical context to the current interest reveals that although some issues related to mathematics teaching have taken on new flavors, others have a long history. The author shares her own experience of mathematics in early childhood education that dates back to the 1960s, along with comparing Hachey's points in the present day.
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Mathematics Education, Educational History, Mathematics Instruction, Educational Change, Preschool Education, Resistance to Change, Child Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
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