Item description for Mathematical Education in Iceland in Historical Context: Socio-Economic Demands and Influences by Kristin Bjarnadottir...
This book surveys mathematical education in Iceland from medieval times to the present. Its main focus is on the international "modern" mathematics reform movement in the 1960s, promoted by the OECD. At that time mathematics education in Iceland had drifted into stagnation, characterized by a shortage of teachers, curricula and textbooks. In spite of the turmoil and confusion in the Icelandic school system caused by the introduction of modern mathematics, this reform had significant positive impact. It stimulated the creativity and initative of a generation of teachers and played an important role in the transformation of Icelandic society. Icelanders came to recognize the importance of mathematics for technical and economic progress and for its inherent cultural value.
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Studio: University of Iceland Press
Release Date Dec 1, 2006
Publisher University of Iceland Press
ISBN 997954726X ISBN13 9789979547266