Investigations into Assessment in Mathematics Education

Investigations into Assessment in Mathematics Education

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This book is one of the first to attempt a systematic in-depth analysis of assessment in mathematics education in most of its important aspects: it deals with assessment in mathematics education from historical, psychological, sociological, epistmological, ideological, and political perspectives. The book is based on work presented at an invited international ICMI seminar and includes chapters by a team of outstanding and prominent scholars in the field of mathematics education. Based on the observation of an increasing mismatch between the goals and accomplishments of mathematics education and prevalent assessment modes, the book assesses assessment in mathematics education and its effects. In so doing it pays particular attention to the need for and possibilities of assessing a much wider range of abilities than before, including understanding, problem solving and posing, modelling, and creativity. The book will be of particular interest to mathematics educators who are concerned with the role of assessment in mathematics education, especially as regards innovation, and to everybody working within the field of mathematics education and related areas: in RaD, curriculum planning, assessment institutions and agencies, teacher trainers, etc.Budoff, M.: 1987, a#39;Measures for assessing learning potentiala#39;, in law, C.S. (Ed.), Dynamic assessment: Foundations and fundamentals, ... Cocking, R.R. aamp; Chipman, S.: 1988, a#39;Conceptual issues related to mathematics achievement of language minority childrena#39;, ... Ginsburg, H.P. aamp; Opper, S.: 1988, Piageta#39;s theory of intellectual development (3rd ed.) ... I am very grateful to Jeremy Kilpalrick, University of Georgia, 166 HERBERT P. GINSBURG aamp; SUSAN F. JACOBS aamp; LUZ S. LOPEZ.

Title:Investigations into Assessment in Mathematics Education
Author:M. Niss
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 1992-12-31


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