This research is primarily concerned with the on-going
development of the secondary mathematics curriculum in
The Bahamas. In order to determine whether pupils assimilated
mathematical ideas into a schematic structure, and could
retrieve and use them as final behaviours outlined in the
syllabuses, data from two diagnostic tests administered to
pupils of 13+ and 15+ years respectively, were analysed.
For the former age range, 377 pupils completed an Objective
Test containing 50 items and for the latter age range 241
pupils attempted a Choice-Type Test with the instruction to
choose any 10 of the total of 14 questions [continued]…
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University.