A Survey of the Twentieth Century American Trends in Secondary Mathematics Education

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This investigation of twentieth century trends in mathematics education includes the survey of existing literature and questionnaires conducted with retired and active Texas teachers. Historical events, trends in curriculum, instruction, learning theories, and contradictions of twenty-year periods are delineated. Questionnaire responses are tabulated along the same periods and vignettes of typical classrooms are drawn from the data. Results of the survey show the impact of societal forces on mathematics curricula, a continued downward expansion of content into lower grades and expanding knowledge of learning processes. A unified mathematics curriculum, classroom-related learning theory research, and further development of team-teaching are postulated ... continued below

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vi, 148 leaves : ill.

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Maloney, Letty Lynn May 1980.

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This investigation of twentieth century trends in mathematics education includes the survey of existing literature and questionnaires conducted with retired and active Texas teachers. Historical events, trends in curriculum, instruction, learning theories, and contradictions of twenty-year periods are delineated. Questionnaire responses are tabulated along the same periods and vignettes of typical classrooms are drawn from the data.
Results of the survey show the impact of societal forces on mathematics curricula, a continued downward expansion of content into lower grades and expanding knowledge of learning processes.
A unified mathematics curriculum, classroom-related learning theory research, and further development of team-teaching are postulated as future trends.
Recommendations include further examination of trends through isolation of other variables such as region and ethnicity.

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Maloney, Letty Lynn. A Survey of the Twentieth Century American Trends in Secondary Mathematics Education, thesis, May 1980; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503997/: accessed January 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .