Researching mathematics classrooms : a critical examination of methodology

Goodchild, Simon & English, Lyn D. (Eds.) (2002) Researching mathematics classrooms : a critical examination of methodology. Praeger Publishers, Westport, Conn., 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
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Keywords: Mathematics, teaching
ISBN: 9781567506662
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 Praeger Publishers
Deposited On: 16 Feb 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2009 07:21

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