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ERIC Number: EJ989666
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0228-0671
The Math Wars: Tensions in the Development of School Mathematics Curricula
Wright, Pete
For the Learning of Mathematics, v32 n2 p7-13 2012
The Math Wars have been raging since the 1990's in the United States, where the world of mathematics education has become polarised into two camps: the reformers and the traditionalists. In this article I explore the background to the Math Wars, with specific reference to conflicting ideologies of mathematics education. I draw parallels with similar, albeit less public, tensions and power struggles amongst policy makers and practitioners in England. I conclude by highlighting the danger of allowing increasing levels of politicisation of the education agenda to subsume the need for reform of the curriculum highlighted by the mathematics education community.
FLM Publishing Association. 382 Education South, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G5, Canada. e-mail: flm2@ualberta.ca; Web site: http://flm.educ.ualberta.ca
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England); United States