@inbook{a28315c7a77f49d1bdb811bba73e7fd7,

title = "A tale of two systems: A history of New Math in The Netherlands",

abstract = "New Math in the Netherlands will be described from the perspective of the ideals that were held within the institutes, instrumental in shaping Dutch education. In line with Bob Moon, and contrasting the analysis of some of the people who played a role in this history, we will describe the rise of realistic mathematics education as a realization of New Math, rather than as a breach with the past. Trust in mathematics and mathematicians played a role in the realization of a curriculum that accompanied the introduction of a modern school system, in 1968—supplanting the nineteenth-century system. Pillarization of Dutch society resulted in (1) a large number of stakeholders who all had their own ideas and power bases and (2) the necessity to find common ground, which was found in a focus on individual learning processes and stressing the need for developing individuality. This gave Dutch New Math its distinct flavor.",

author = "Danny Beckers",

year = "2023",

doi = "10.1007/978-3-031-11166-2_11",

language = "English",

isbn = "9783031111655",

series = "History of Mathematics Education",

publisher = "Springer",

pages = "217--238",

editor = "{de Bock}, Dirk",

booktitle = "Modern mathematics",

}