International Studies in the History of Mathematics and its Teaching

Eastern European Mathematics Education in the Decades of Change

Editors: Karp, Alexander (Ed.)

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  • Presents the panorama of the developments in mathematics education during the period of political changes and reforms
  • Uniquely explores the question of how social and political changes influenced the development and condition of mathematics education in a the context of post-socialist Eastern Europe
  • Offers new perspectives on the history of Eastern European mathematics education to a broad audience of mathematics educators, practitioners, and educational and political historians
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This contributed volume is devoted to the recent history and evolution of mathematics education in Eastern Europe, exploring how it was influenced by social and political changes in this part of the world. Despite the broad recognition of the importance of these changes, little scholarship exists that examines the ways in which they were followed by changes in the teaching of mathematics in the post-socialist countries. Indeed, the analyzed processes are complex and vary across the states. Accordingly, this book touches on many factors--including differences in cultures and traditions – that find expression in the teaching of mathematics. Specifically, this volume seeks to explore what changes there were in education in general and in the position of mathematics in school education in these years, and how these changes may be explained and documented; what changes there were in the content of mathematics education and its assessment, and how were they motivated and adopted; what new textbooks appeared and what new methodological ideas were offered in them; how and why mathematics teacher education and/or professional development changed; what was the role (if any) of foreign influences on mathematics education, etc.The book will be of interest to both researchers in mathematics education and practitioners-teachers, as well as a broader audience of historians and educators exploring the political aspects of education.

About the authors

Alexander Karp is a professor of mathematics education at Teachers College, Columbia University. He received his Ph.D. in mathematics education from Herzen Pedagogical University in St. Petersburg, Russia, and also holds a degree from the same university in history and education. Currently, his scholarly interests span several areas, including the history of mathematics education, gifted education, mathematics teacher education, and mathematical problem solving. He served as  the managing editor of the International Journal for the History of Mathematics Education and is the author or editor of over one hundred publications, including over thirty books.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Development of Mathematics Education in the Czech Republic (1989–2018): From a Search for Structure to Mathematical Literacy

    Pages 1-44

    Hošpesová, Alena (et al.)

  • Traditions and Changes in the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics in Germany

    Pages 45-74

    Bruder, Regina

  • The Traditions and Contemporary Characteristics of Mathematics Education in Hungary in the Post-Socialist Era

    Pages 75-129

    Gordon Győri, János (et al.)

  • Changes in Polish School Mathematics Education in the Years 1989–2019

    Pages 131-171

    Karpiński, Marcin (et al.)

  • Russian Mathematics Education After 1991

    Pages 173-227

    Karp, Alexander

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Eastern European Mathematics Education in the Decades of Change
Editors
  • Alexander Karp
Series Title
International Studies in the History of Mathematics and its Teaching
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-38744-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-38744-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-38743-3
Series ISSN
2524-8022
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 305
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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