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ERIC Number: EJ822762
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1082-3301
Educating the Young Mathematician: The Twentieth Century and Beyond
Saracho, Olivia N.; Spodek, Bernard
Early Childhood Education Journal, v36 n4 p305-312 Feb 2009
Educational programs for young children emerged reasonably early in the history of the United States of America. The movements of Child-Centered Education, the Nursery School, the Project Method, Curriculum Reform, and contemporary research have all influenced mathematics in early childhood education. The Froebelian kindergarten and the Montessori "Casa die Bambini" (Children's House) included approaches to teaching mathematics. This article reviews the history of mathematics education in relation to the history of early childhood education from the turn of the twentieth century. It also discusses how research in mathematics education attempted to gain its own identity. Throughout history, researchers have identified mathematics issues and addressed them, defining the field, and generating a cadre of mathematics researchers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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