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ERIC Number: EJ900138
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
ISSN: ISSN-1463-9491
What Counts in Research? A Survey of Early Years' Mathematical Research, 2000-2005
Fox, Jillian L.; Diezmann, Carmel M.
Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, v8 n4 p301-312 2007
This study reviews 208 articles on early childhood mathematics education sourced from the ERIC database and published between 2000 and 2005 in order to determine the adequacy of the literature. The document analysis identified a heavy emphasis on (1) mathematical concepts and instruction, and (2) articles addressing the school years compared with the prior-to-school years. Overall, this study revealed (1) a lack of peer-reviewed articles that discuss, investigate, examine, or debate early childhood mathematics; (2) a limited emphasis in the prior-to-school years; and (3) a paucity of literature on technology and problem solving, which are fundamental in the twenty-first century. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Preschool Education; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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