The dissertation begins with a review of the general feelings
regarding the standard of mathematical education in schools
and that shown by school leavers. This is followed by an
analysis of the publication 'Aspects of Secondary Education'
which was produced after several years of investigation by
Her Majesty's Inspectors of Schools and must be regarded as
a highly relevant and critical appraisal of the standard of
mathematical education in England and Wales. [Continues.]
A Master's Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Master of Philosophy at Loughborough University.