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ERIC Number: EJ845846
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 73
ISSN: ISSN-1062-9017
A Compendium of Views on the NCTM Standards
Hekimoglu, Serkan; Sloan, Margaret
Mathematics Educator, v15 n1 p35-43 2005
Reactions to the publication of the National Council of Mathematics (NCTM) "Standards", in both 1989 and 2000, revealed the extent to which differing sets of values and beliefs had divided the mathematical community. This paper rejoins the debate surrounding the "Standards", exploring some of the opposing points of view while offering some perspectives on the roots of the conflict, the current status of the debate, and some suggestions as to what might be done to foster a shared vision for the future of mathematics education. The authors illustrate how various beliefs about the key issues of today's mathematics education reform initiative might cloud the way the "Standards" are interpreted and implemented and argue that ongoing debate over the "Standards" should be considered a constructive means of exploring possible avenues for the reconciliation of conflicting ideas while providing safeguards against both an erosion of the reform effort and desultory implementation of the "Standards".
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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