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ERIC Number: EJ1044766
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1056-7879
Driven by History: Mathematics Education Reform
Permuth, Steve; Dalzell, Nicole
International Journal of Educational Reform, v22 n3 p235-251 Sum 2013
The advancement of modern societies is fueled by mathematics, and mathematics education provides the foundation upon which future scientists and engineers will build. Society dictates how mathematics will be taught through the development and implementation of mathematics standards. When examining the progression of these standards, it is important to note that the standards do not exist in and of themselves but are rather influenced by history. Examples in our society include the launching of Sputnik and the creation of the National Defense in Education Act, the publication of "A Nation at Risk," policies developed as a result of the No Child Left Behind Act, and the current Common Core Standards. This article will explore these examples in which historical events significantly impacted mathematics standards. These standards have been part of the task of attempting to regulate the learning and teaching of mathematics to accommodate the needs and demands of an ever-changing society.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act; National Defense Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001