id: 02342212
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an: 2001f.04721
au: Brew, Christine; Tobias, Steve; Leigh-Lancaster, David
ti: The revised VCE mathematics 2000: The “Ripple effect” for junior
secondary mathematics.
so: Bobis, Janette et al., Numeracy and beyond. Vol. 1 and 2. , (ISBN
1-86487-386-8). 98-105 (2001).
py: 2001
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la: EN
cc: D33
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ab: Research shows that significant changes at the senior levels of schooling
have implications for teaching and learning approaches in the prior
years of schooling. In 2000, a new structure was implemented for school
based assessment in the Victorian Certificate of Education. This paper
draws on data from a survey of senior mathematics teachers focusing on
their responses to the impact these changes are making on the teaching
and learning in junior level mathematics. Data on reported frequency of
investigations, problem solving, modelling and group work is presented.
While the majority of teachers reported that no changes have, or will
occur, there is evidence to indicate that a trickle down effect is in
motion, the implications of which are discussed. Together this data
will provide a base-line for future comparative studies. (orig.)
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