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School Mathematics in the 1990s : ICMI Studies - Geoffrey Howson

School Mathematics in the 1990s

ICMI Studies

By: Geoffrey Howson (Editor), Bryan Wilson (Editor)

Paperback

Published: 9th March 1987
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Countries throughout the world are faced with the problem of adjusting school mathematics curricula in an attempt to match rapid changes in society, technology and educational systems. The ICMI Study is intended to help those who wish to form a vision of what school mathematics might be in the 1990's and to work towards the fulfilment of goals. In doing this it will be guided by the experiences of the past thirty years, which have taught us that what is desirable might not be attainable, and that goals must be set which acknowledge the existence of constraints. The Study seeks to identify key issues and basic questions within mathematics education, to propose and comment upon alternative strategies, and to provide a stimulus for more detailed, less general discussions, within more limited geographical and social contexts. The text is based upon an international symposium held in Kuwait in February, 1986 and attended by selected mathematics educators drawn from all parts of the world.

Foreword
Acknowledgements
Mathematics in a technological society
Mathematics and general educational goals
The place and aims of mathematics in schools
The content of the school mathematics curriculum
On particular content issues
Classrooms and teachers in the 1990s
Research
The processes of changes
The way ahead
Bibliography
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ISBN: 9780521336147
ISBN-10: 0521336147
Series: ICMI Studies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 114
Published: 9th March 1987
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 17.0  x 0.6
Weight (kg): 0.2