This PDF file presents a chapter of Mathematics Curriculum: Issues, Trends, and Future Directions (72nd Yearbook) in a downloadable file that preserves the design and layout of the book while allowing users to search and print selected pages.
Chapter 3: National Standards: Lessons from the Past, Directions for the Future. Margaret E. Goertz (University of Pennsylvania) gives a brief history of education standards in the United States and discusses the implementation and effect of the standards-based reform movement over the past thirty years. Current proposals for national standards raise a set of policy issues that include determining what constitutes rigorous content and performance standards, creating incentives for states to adopt new standards, and furnishing the necessary resources and supports to implement the standards.
Please note: This product can only be purchased via NCTM’s Online catalog. Non-web payment methods, such as POs, cannot be used to purchase this item. If you have any questions please call NCTM’s Customer Service Department at 800-235-7566.