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Wright, Pete – For the Learning of Mathematics, 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…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Educational Change
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Kilpatrick, Jeremy – For the Learning of Mathematics, 2003
One cannot begin considering the topic of this colloquium without asking, why twenty years? Why not two hundred? Two hundred years ago, Silvestre Franois Lacroix was about to be named chief officer of the Commission Executive de L'Instruction Publique. Out of that experience, together with his long career in instruction, especially as professor of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Science Education History