Priority Themes And Issues In International Research In Mathematics Education

English, Lyn D. (2002) Priority Themes And Issues In International Research In Mathematics Education. In English, Lyn D. (Ed.) Handbook of international research in mathematics education: Directions for the 21st century. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Mahwah, N.J., pp. 3-15.


This introductory chapter has provided the background and context for the chapters that follow. In closing, it is worth returning to the overall goal of this Handbook, namely, to advance the discipline of mathematics education in both theory and practice. In achieving this goal, it is imperative that we rethink the nature of the mathematics and the mathematical experiences we are providing our young generation of learners, the future of our nations. We cannot simply transport the mathematics of the last century into today’s curricula and assume that we are equipping learners with the mathematical power needed for their success in the 21st century. We must give careful thought to what aspects of 20th century mathematics should be discarded, what should be retained, what should be modified, and what new ideas and experiences should be incorporated. Importantly, these curriculum decisions need to be informed by sound research.

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Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: mathematic education and research, powerful mathematical ideas, advanced technologies, research methodologies
ISBN: 9780805842050
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy (130208)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
Deposited On: 10 Apr 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2011 05:33

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