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The Widening Gap — A Swedish Perspective
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Mathematics (Dept.), Mathematics (Div.).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7158-5865
Lund University.
Stockholm University.
2008 (English)In: Mathematics Education Research Journal, ISSN 1033-2170, E-ISSN 2211-050X, Vol. 20, no 2, 38-56 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Transition problems from secondary to tertiary level in mathematics have been arecurrent issue in Sweden. This paper summarises the development during the lastdecades. Results from two recent research studies that illuminate the transitionproblem are presented. The first one, based on empirical data from a major Swedishtechnical university, characterises the widening gap, in content and in approach,between secondary school and first year university courses. The second study dealswith students’ encounters with mathematical proof and is based on a largeinvestigation at another main Swedish university. We discuss the influence on thecurrent transition problems of school reforms and of the great expansion of highereducation in Sweden during the last 10 – 15 years in view of the results from theresearch studies.

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2008. Vol. 20, no 2, 38-56 p.
Keyword [en]
Tranistion, mathematics, upper secondary school, tertiary level, university level
Keyword [sv]
Stadieövergång, matematik, gymansium, högskola
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Didactics Other Mathematics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-61092DOI: 10.1007/BF03217476OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-61092DiVA: diva2:478590
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QC 20120117Available from: 2012-01-16 Created: 2012-01-16 Last updated: 2017-12-08Bibliographically approved

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