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ERIC Number: EJ1204408
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Mar
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1571-0068
How the Same Flowers Grow in Different Soils? The Implementation of Realistic Mathematics Education in Utrecht and Jakarta Classrooms
Revina, Shintia; Leung, Frederick Koon Shing
International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, v17 n3 p565-589 Mar 2019
Past studies have raised caution over educational transfer in mathematics education. The idea that an instructional approach to teaching and learning of mathematics can truly be universal and implemented across all cultures was challenged, as some aspects of the approach might be too closely bound up with the specific context where it was developed. As an illustration to this phenomenon, this study compares some classrooms that intended to utilize realistic mathematics education (RME) in its country of origin and in the place where it has been adopted for more than a decade. Some classrooms in Utrecht, the Netherlands and in Jakarta, Indonesia were observed and analyzed. The finding shows that the implementation of RME in the two places look similar on the surface but actually differ in many ways. This study suggests that the role of culture in the adoption of RME in Indonesia deserves due attention.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands; Indonesia (Jakarta)