A brief historical comparison of tendencies in mathematics didactics/education in Germany and the United States

Günter Törner, Bharath Sriraman

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Abstract

In this paper we outline in macroscopic terms major tendencies in the mathematics education histories of Germany and the United States. In particular, we spell out periodic shifts in focus of mathematics education over the last 100 years and in this process unravel common focal points in the parallel development of the field. In doing so we reflect and hypothesize on why certain trends seem to re-occur, sometimes invariantly across time and geographic location.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-21
Number of pages8
JournalZDM - International Journal on Mathematics Education
Volume38
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006

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