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Mathematics Education in the Twentieth Century

by Alan H. Schoenfeld - 2001

The first main section of the chapter, “The evolving content(s) of mathematics instruction,” discusses changes in the mathematics curriculum over the course of the century. The second main section, “On research: psychological, epistemological, and methodological issues,” describes the development of the discipline of research in mathematics education. A concluding discussion, “And next?,” discusses some of the evolutionary needs and pressures that may shape mathematics education in the early parts of the twenty-first century.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 100, No. 1.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 103 Number 7, 2001, p. 239-278
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18681, Date Accessed: 2/25/2021 2:12:02 AM

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  • Alan Schoenfeld
    University of California, Berkeley
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    ALAN H. SCHOENFELD is the Elizabeth and Edward Conner Professor of Education in the Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley.
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