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A study of an individualized mathematics programme, SMP 7-13 in selected Greek primary schools.
thesisposted on 2015-11-19, 09:15 authored by Evangelie. Milonas
The present study examines the possibilities of applying an individualised programme of Mathematics, namely SMP 7-13, in Greek primary schools. The research was prompted by the fact that the changes in the philosophy and practice of primary education as well as the evolution in the theory of Mathematics manifested at the outset of the 20th century hardly affected Greek educational matters, whilst they revitalised and transformed the British educational system. It was a programme which extended over three stages, the prepilot, the pilot and the main study. The latter was conducted for one year in three schools each one of which accepted children of different social strata. The application of the research exposed a number of difficulties innate either in the individualised programme itself or in the Greek school environment and function. Despite those difficulties, however, and the impediment of the limited sample the present research allowed for certain encouraging implications. An attempt to innovate the content, and moreover the teaching of Mathematics is not only imperative but it is also feasible provided, however, that certain conditions are taken into consideration. In relation to the applicability of SMP 7-13 to the current Greek educational system, the aspect adopted by the present study is that it could constitute a valuable supplement to the existing Mathematics programme.
Date of award1988-01-01
Awarding institutionUniversity of Leicester