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ERIC Number: EJ867975
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1082-7161
An Initial Research Agenda for Rural Mathematics Education
Waters, Michael; Howley, Craig; Schultz, James
Journal of Appalachian Studies, v14 n1-2 p125-144 Spr-Fall 2008
To date, mathematics education research has rarely engaged issues that could be considered relevant to rural policy and practice. In particular, few research reports in mathematics education have involved the Appalachian region in a way that draws rural-specific conclusions. This manuscript represents an attempt to identify research questions that attend to both issues of the teaching and learning of mathematics, and how those issues are embedded in the rural context. One hundred and ninety questions were taken from four different sources and examined according to both relevance and approachability as research, based on the theoretical framework set forth by the Appalachian Collaborative Center for Learning, Assessment, and Instruction in Mathematics (ACCLAIM). Of those questions, twelve questions--and forty-eight illustrative sub-questions--were identified as both the most relevant and approachable. Recommendations include both the product (research questions) and the process (a model for cross-disciplinary collaboration). (Contains 2 figures, 1 table and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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