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Transnational Synergies in School Mathematics and Science Debates

  • Roger Openshaw
  • Margaret Walshaw

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Roger Openshaw, Margaret Walshaw
    Pages 1-18
  3. Roger Openshaw, Margaret Walshaw
    Pages 19-33
  4. Roger Openshaw, Margaret Walshaw
    Pages 35-54
  5. Roger Openshaw, Margaret Walshaw
    Pages 55-76
  6. Roger Openshaw, Margaret Walshaw
    Pages 77-94
  7. Roger Openshaw, Margaret Walshaw
    Pages 95-113
  8. Roger Openshaw, Margaret Walshaw
    Pages 115-134
  9. Roger Openshaw, Margaret Walshaw
    Pages 135-154
  10. Roger Openshaw, Margaret Walshaw
    Pages 155-173
  11. Roger Openshaw, Margaret Walshaw
    Pages 175-188
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 189-206

About this book

Introduction

This book highlights and interrogates the continued interest and scrutiny of mathematics and science education. National debates on excellence and equity tend to focus largely on underachievement in mathematics and science rather than subjects in the arts or music: this is due to a belief that these curriculum areas are central to individual workplace success and national development in a competitive economic environment. The authors explore the history of these assumptions, as well as the debates based around claims that student achievement levels in these subjects has fallen. Spanning the United States, New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom, the chapters question how such debates are sustained and amplified: how has this perceived ‘crisis’ been articulated and spread across national borders? This comprehensive book will be of interest and value to scholars of mathematics and science education, as well as international education debates. 

Keywords

Intercultural education Secondary schools Mathematics Education policy History of education

Authors and affiliations

  • Roger Openshaw
    • 1
  • Margaret Walshaw
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of EducationMassey UniversityPalmerston NorthNew Zealand
  2. 2.Institute of EducationMassey UniversityPalmerston NorthNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-28269-1
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-28268-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-28269-1
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