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“Ours Is Not to Reason Why. Just Invert and Multiply”: School Mathematics and Its Critics

Suzanne M. Wilson

in California Dreaming: Reforming Mathematics Education

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300094329
eISBN:
9780300127539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300094329.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter first looks at traditional mathematics in school, a mathematics that is not riddled with the stuff of high drama, a mathematics teaching that is predictable and familiar. In its familiar ... More


Networks and Their Leaders: Broadcasting and Shaping Reform

Suzanne M. Wilson

in California Dreaming: Reforming Mathematics Education

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300094329
eISBN:
9780300127539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300094329.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter examines the networks that exist for mathematics education enthusiasts, such as networks that sponsor summer and weekend events. These networks, in essence, are not a part of the ... More


The Subject in the Classroom: The Selling of the New Math

Christopher J. Phillips

in The New Math: A Political History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226184968
eISBN:
9780226185019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226185019.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter shifts the focus from the design of model textbooks to the movement of actual textbooks from the drawing boards of university mathematicians to the desks of American schoolrooms in the ... More


California Dreaming: Reforming Mathematics Education

Suzanne Wilson

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300094329
eISBN:
9780300127539
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300094329.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This book presents a history of efforts to reform mathematics education in California throughout the last two decades of the 20th century. That history is a contentious one, full of such fervour and ... More


Toward a Civil, Constructive Discourse

Suzanne M. Wilson

in California Dreaming: Reforming Mathematics Education

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300094329
eISBN:
9780300127539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300094329.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter explains further the goals and aims of the book, namely to make a contribution to the discourse about mathematics education. It examines the factors and reasons for the debate and ... More


Earlier Reforms and Their Legacies

Suzanne M. Wilson

in California Dreaming: Reforming Mathematics Education

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300094329
eISBN:
9780300127539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300094329.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter looks at reforms in mathematics education in California, particularly the 1980s math reform, the 1985 Framework. It looks first at past frameworks that preceded the 1985 Framework, such ... More


Curriculum Wars

Suzanne M. Wilson

in California Dreaming: Reforming Mathematics Education

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300094329
eISBN:
9780300127539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300094329.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter introduces the problems with regards to reforming mathematics education in California during the last two decades of the last century. It looks particularly at the curriculum wars that ... More


Knowledge worlds: boundaries and barriers

Rosamund Sutherland

in Education and social justice in a digital age

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781447305255
eISBN:
9781447311799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305255.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter examines the emergence of skills-based curricula in schools and the principles that accompany such an approach. It then turns to the work of Michael Young in order to consider the ... More


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