According to Wayne Bishop: > > > It would be hard to better summarize why mathematics education "research" > is so > useless. > > Wayne. > > And, it is my opinion based on 36 years in mathematics education, that some research is good and some is poorly done. However, I could never make a broad statement about "something" unless I was familiar with all of "the something."
In my work with the International Congress of Mathematics Educators I have been very impressed with the research about education which as come out of other countries. In fact, I've been much impressed with the friendliness and cooperation among these educators, both mathematicians and mathematics educators. Those who have the opportunity of attending ICME 2000 in Japan will see what I mean.
And, many countries in our small world are interested in reform in mathematics education.
Karen Dee Michalowicz Adjunct Faculty Upper School Mathematics Chair George Mason University The Langley School Fairfax, VA McLean, VA