The Philosophy of Mathematics Education

The Philosophy of Mathematics Education

By: Paul Ernest (author)Hardback

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First published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Part 1 Overview: the philosophy of mathematics education. Part 2 The philosophy of mathematics: absolutist philosophies of mathematics - a critique; the nature of the philosophy of mathematics, fallibilism; social constructivism as a philosophy of mathematics, objective knowledge; social constructivism and subjective knowledge of mathematics; the parallels of social constructivism. Part 3 Mathematics teaching philosophies: aims and ideologies in mathematics education; utilitarian ideologies of mathematics education; purist ideologies of mathematics education; social change ideology in mathematics education; the aims of curriculum reforms in mathematics - the case of the National Curriculum; hierarchy in mathematics, learning and society; social diversity - gender, race, culture and mathematics education; problem solving and investigation - pedagogy and the possibility of change.

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  • ISBN13: 9781850006664
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 344
  • ID: 9781850006664
  • weight: 454
  • ISBN10: 1850006660

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