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Changes to the Korean Mathematics Curriculum: Expectations and Challenges

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Part of the Advances in Mathematics Education book series (AME)

Abstract

This chapter provides an overview of mathematics curriculum development and explores the key features of the recent curricular changes in Korea. As such, it first presents a brief history of Korean mathematics curriculum development and highlights the key characteristics. This chapter then elaborates on the most recent curricular changes and trends in terms of why teach mathematics, what to teach in mathematics, how to teach mathematics, and when to teach mathematics. The underlying factors behind such changes and trends are reflected upon. This chapter closes with a discussion of the expectations and significant challenges pertaining to the recent curriculum development and implementation in the Korean context.

Keywords

Mathematics curriculum Curricular change Mathematics education in Korea Objective of teaching mathematics Instructional methods Curriculum implementation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Korea National University of EducationCheongwonKorea

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