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California Dreaming: Reforming Mathematics Education

Suzanne Wilson

Abstract

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 heat that participants and observers often refer to the “math wars”. The book considers the many perspectives of those involved in math reform, weaving a tapestry of facts, philosophies, conversations, events, and personalities into the narrative. While the focus is on California, the implications of this book extend to struggles over education policy and practice throughout the United States. The ... More

Keywords: mathematics education, California, math wars, education policy, education practice, reforms

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780300094329
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300094329.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Suzanne Wilson, author