University Lecturers’ Views on the Transition From Secondary to Tertiary Education in Mathematics: An International Survey
This paper deals with a very practical issue. In many countries there is a gap between school and university mathematics. The transition period from school to university can be hard for many students. Even students with good marks in school mathematics experience difficulties at university and sometimes fail the first year university mathematics courses. Different parties – school teachers, university lecturers, first year university students, administrators, researchers – might have different views on the reasons for the gap and the ways to narrow or fill it. The purpose of this paper is to present and analyse responses of university lecturers worldwide to a short survey concerning the transition period between the school and university mathematics.