Perspectives on Curricular Change: Interviews with Teachers, Administrators, and Curriculum Developers

Perspectives on Curricular Change is a collection of edited interviews with users of 12 National Science Foundation-funded, comprehensive mathematics curricula. Three books make up the series, providing perspectives from teachers, administrators, and developers at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.

Perspectives on Curricular Change aims to provide readers with a better understanding of the ways in which Standards-based curricula differ from traditional textbooks, and to offer a glimpse into the experiences of real people who have implemented these programs.

Several common themes emerge from these stories, underscoring ways that using Standards-based curricula leads schools and districts to view the teaching and learning of mathematics differently, to think strategically about implementation, to provide new types of support for teachers, and to build support among stakeholders.

Perspectives collections for individual curricula can also be downloaded as Adobe Acrobat files (see below).

Elementary School Perspectives

Middle-Grades Perspectives

High School Perspectives