Primary Mathematics Pedagogy at the Intersection of Education Reform, Policy, and Culture
Comparative Insights from Ghana, Singapore, and the US
This volume provides an in-depth, comparative examination of how primary mathematics education is influenced by national education reform, policy, local resources, and culture in three different countries.
By drawing on first-hand observations and interviews, as well as analysis of policy documents and learning resources, the book considers the viability of transferring best practices in primary mathematics education across global contexts. Three diverse countries – Ghana, the US, and Singapore – are explored. Similarities and differences are highlighted, and the influence of national and regional initiatives related to pedagogical strategies, teacher education, and cultural expectations are considered, to offer an insightful examination of how best practices might be shared across borders.
This book will benefit researchers, academics, and postgraduate scholars with an interest in international and comparative education, mathematics, and educational policy. Those with a specialization in primary mathematics education, including pedagogy and teacher preparation, will also benefit from this book.
Table of Contents
1: The Contemporary Relevance of Comparative Education in Primary Mathematics
2: Educational Policy and Reform in Ghana, Singapore, and the US: Mathematics Curriculum and Teacher Education in three Diverse Nations
3: Researching Classroom Practice in Ghana, the US, and Singapore: A Comparative Framework
4: The Interaction of Policy, Culture, and Practice: Insights from Classrooms in Ghana, Singapore, and the US
5: Global Lessons: The Challenges and Potentials of Sharing Best Practice
Sarah Murray is Associate Professor of Education at Centre College, USA.
Princess Allotey is a Mathematical Sciences PhD student at Carnegie Mellon University, USA.