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Author Wilson, Suzanne M., 1955-

Title California dreaming : reforming mathematics education / Suzanne M. Wilson
Published New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, [2003]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 303 pages) : illustrations
Contents Curriculum wars -- Ours is not to reason why. Just invert and multiply: school mathematics and its critics -- Capturing professional consensus: the California State Department, 1983-1990 -- Earlier reforms and their legacies -- Networks and their leaders: broadcasting and shaping reform -- Riding the tiger: the California State Department, 1990-1992 -- The tide turns: 1993-1995 -- Dueling standards -- Parsnips and orchids side by side: a view from the classroom -- Toward a civil, constructive discourse
Summary Tells the history of the past two decades of efforts to reform mathematics education in California. That history is a contentious one, full of such fervour and heat that participants and observers often refer to the 'maths war'
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Educational change -- California -- History -- 20th century.
Mathematics -- Study and teaching -- California -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0300127537 (electronic bk.)
9780300127539 (electronic bk.)