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Taylor, Nick – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1991
School mathematics curriculum worldwide has failed to bridge the gap between school mathematics and out-of-school problem-solving activities. Presented is the need for a mathematics curriculum unifying the civil, academic, bureaucratic, and school social domains to prepare students as functional citizens. (MDH)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Problems, Elementary Secondary Education, International Education
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Skovsmose, Ole – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1990
Discusses the possibility of the development of the content and form of mathematical education as a tool of democratization in both school and society. Summarizes the social argument and the pedagogical argument of democratization. Analyzes the concept "democratic competence" to create materials at the same time open and empowering. (Author/YP)
Descriptors: Democracy, Democratic Values, Epistemology, Hidden Curriculum
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Galbraith, P. L.; Clatworthy, N. J. – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1990
Reports a project that incorporated mathematical modeling into a college course. Reports evaluation of the course in terms of criteria derived from the stated aims: modeling performance, modeling framework, pedagogy assessment, and personal growth. Included are two sample problems. (YP)
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Mathematics, Course Content, Course Evaluation
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D'Ambrosio, Beatriz Silva – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1991
This paper reports on the conclusions drawn from an investigation of the modern mathematics reform movement in Brazil. The main focus is the dissemination of reform ideology to the Brazilian mathematics education community and the outcomes resulting from misinterpretations of the intended curriculum during the implementation process. (Author/JJK)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Improvement, Elementary Education
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Toumasis, Charalampos – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1990
Presented is the development of school geometry in contemporary Greece since the era in which the secondary education system was established (1836). Identified and interpreted are the reasons for the endurance of Euclid's Elements as the basic component of school geometry in Greece. (KR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Epistemology, Foreign Countries, Geometric Concepts
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Galbraith, Peter L.; Chant, D. – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1990
Reported are community perceptions of school mathematics with respect to four areas of content, individual values, attitudinal aspects, and folklore. The results are discussed in relation to their implications for the effective implementation of recommendations for changes in mathematics education. (Author/CW)
Descriptors: Adults, Community Attitudes, Community Cooperation, Educational Change
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Blum, Werner; Niss, Mogens – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1991
This paper reviews the present state, recent trends, and prospective lines of development concerning applied problem solving, modeling, and their respective applications. Four major trends are scrutinized with respect to curriculum inclusion: a widened spectrum of arguments, an increased universality, an increased consolidation, and an extended…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematical Models, Mathematics Education