id: 06502994
dt: a
an: 2015f.00289
au: Middleton, James A.; Cai, Jinfa; Hwang, Stephen
ti: Why mathematics education needs large-scale research.
so: Middleton, James A. (ed.) et al., Large-scale studies in mathematics
education. Cham: Springer (ISBN 978-3-319-07715-4/hbk;
978-3-319-07716-1/ebook). Research in Mathematics Education, 1-13
(2015).
py: 2015
pu: Cham: Springer
la: EN
cc: D20
ut: large-scale studies
ci:
li: doi:10.1007/978-3-319-07716-1_1
ab: Summary: Over the years our community has benefitted greatly from the
application of survey methods to the discernment of patterns in student
mathematics performance, attitudes, and to some degree, policies and
practices. In particular, such research has helped us discover
differential patterns in socioeconomic, gender, and ethnic groups and
point out that, as a system, mathematics curriculum and instruction has
hardly been equitable to all students. From the National Center on
Education Statistics (in the US), large scale studies such as High
School and Beyond, the Longitudinal Study of American Youth, and the
National Assessment of Educational Progress came important calls to
focus attention on improving instruction for marginalized populations
and to increase emphasis on more complex problem solving than had
typically been the norm.
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