`This is a well-written, clearly explained, jargon-free book, which I recommend to researchers, teachers, student-teachers, curriculum developers and even, or perhaps particularly, politicians! It deserves to play a prominent part in the continuing debate on improving mathematics teaching and learning' - Mathematics Education Review
This book gives a broad view of developing policy in the years leading up to The National Curriculum, with a close focus on the intricacies of policy implementation and review - 'friction at the interface'.
The book examines with a two-year research study evaluating the implementation of The National Curriculum Mathematics at Key Stages 1, 2 and 3. The focus of the study was on primary and secondary teachers and their perceptions and actions in a period of major change brought about by the move to a statutory National Curriculum.