What counts in research? A survey of early years' mathematical research 2000-2005

Fox, Jillian L. & Diezmann, Carmel M. (2007) What counts in research? A survey of early years' mathematical research 2000-2005. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 8(4), pp. 301-312.

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This study reviews 208 articles on early childhood mathematics education sourced from the ERIC database and published between 2000 and 2005 in order to determine the adequacy of the literature. The document analysis identified a heavy emphasis on (1) mathematical concepts and instruction, and (2) articles addressing the school years compared with the prior-to-school years. Overall, this study revealed (1) a lack of peer-reviewed articles that discuss, investigate, examine, or debate early childhood mathematics; (2) a limited emphasis in the prior-to-school years; and (3) a paucity of literature on technology and problem solving, which are fundamental in the twenty-first century.

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ID Code: 13020
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: early childhood, mathematics, survey, review, development, HERN
DOI: 10.2304/ciec.2007.8.4.301
ISSN: 1463-9491
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > Schools > School of Early Childhood & Inclusive Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Symposium Journals
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 17 Mar 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2014 04:57

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