ERIC Number: EJ875518
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
Commentary: Beyond Crossroads
Leitzel, Joan R.
AMATYC Review, v28 n2 p55-56 Spr 2007
The Commentary salutes AMATYC for its significant contributions to standards-based education in mathematics and discusses possible audiences for Beyond Crossroads, in addition to the primary audience of faculty members and departments in two-year institutions. Because Beyond Crossroads focuses on lower division college mathematics, it helps clarify the connections between secondary school mathematics and baccalaureate programs. Consequently, it can be a valuable tool for both high school teachers of mathematics and faculty in baccalaureate programs and can help with efforts to create a more coherent curriculum across grades 9-16. Beyond Crossroads is also seen to be a potential resource for those working on assessment and placement instruments at several levels, for those providing professional development to teachers of middle school and high school mathematics, and for those attempting to implement content standards in instruction. In this Commentary, Beyond Crossroads is viewed as more than a resource for two year institutions and is highlighted as potentially important to several areas of mathematics education.
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, College Mathematics, Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Academic Standards, Educational Quality, Community Colleges, Undergraduate Study, Curriculum Development, Evaluation Methods, Faculty Development, Middle Schools, High Schools
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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