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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

## 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

## 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

## 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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