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ERIC Number: EJ815593
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0161-956X
Mathematics Curriculum Systems: Models for Analysis of Curricular Innovation and Development
Hjalmarson, Margret A.
Peabody Journal of Education, v83 n4 p592-610 Oct 2008
Defining challenging curriculum first requires an examination of what is meant by curriculum. This discussion of challenging curriculum is motivated by the evaluation of the National Science Foundation's Math and Science Partnership Program. Standards frameworks, textbooks, software, and pedagogy are some aspects of curricula. The level of challenge of a curriculum is a locally defined, qualitative characteristic that depends on the curriculum system. The structure of a curriculum system is proposed to investigate the purposes, representations, and conceptual systems inherent in models of curriculum that are part of mathematics teaching and learning initiatives. Three types of models are proposed: content focused, pedagogically focused, and learner centered. The models draw on examples from the Math and Science Partnership portfolio and from other areas of the literature on mathematics curriculum. (Contains 1 table and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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