Mathematics Teacher Education

Author: A.J. Dawson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135709602
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Currently there is substantial exchange and communication between academic communities around the world as researchers endeavour to discover why so many children 'fail' at a subject that society deems crucial for future economic survival. This book charts current thinking and trends in teacher education around the world, and looks critically at the inservice education of maths teachers. The contributors explore the processes , practices and issues in teacher education projects in ten countries and these are then discussed and related to current philosophies of teacher education. The book provides an insight into the successes and shortcomings of many different approaches to maths education.

International Perspectives on Social Justice in Mathematics Education

Author: Bharath Sriraman
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 160752614X
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International Perspectives and Research on Social Justice in Mathematics Education is the highly acclaimed inaugural monograph of The Montana Mathematics Enthusiast now available through IAP. The book covers prescient social, political and ethical issues for the domain of education in general and mathematics education in particular from the perspectives of critical theory, feminist theory and social justice research. The major themes in the book are (1) relevant mathematics, teaching and learning practices for minority and marginalized students in Australia, Brazil, South Africa, Israel, Palestine, and the United States., (2) closing the achievement gap in the U.K, U.S and Iceland across classes, ethnicities and gender, and (3) the political dimensions of mathematics. The fourteen chapters are written by leading researchers in the international community interested and active in research issues of equity and social justice.

International Perspectives on Gender and Mathematics Education

Author: Olof Steinthorsdottir
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1617350435
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Why a book on gender issues in mathematics in the 21st century? Several factors have influenced the undertaking of this project by the editors. First, an international volume focusing on gender and mathematics has not appeared since publication of papers emerging from the 1996 International Congress on Mathematical Education (Keitel, 1998). Surely it was time for an updated look at this critical area of mathematics education. Second, we have had lively discussion and working groups on gender issues at conferences of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education [PME] for the past four years, sessions at which stimulating and groundbreaking research has been discussed by participants from many different countries. Some publication seemed essential to share this new knowledge emerging from a wider variety of countries and from different cultural perspectives. Third, some western countries such as Australia and the USA have experienced in recent years a focus on the “boy problem,” with an underlying assumption that issues of females and mathematics have been solved and are no longer worthy of interest. Thus it seemed timely to look more closely at the issue of gender and mathematics internationally. When the idea for this volume first emerged, invitations were issued to those regularly attending the working and discussion groups at PME. Potential authors were charged to focus on gender issues in mathematics and were given wide scope to hone in on the issues that were central to their own research efforts, or were in receipt or in need of close attention in their own national or regional contexts.

Das Lernen von Lehrerinnen und Lehrern Organisationen und Systemen

Author: Peter Posch
Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
ISBN: 3830988427
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Dieses Buch ist Konrad Krainer gewidmet. Zahlreiche aktuelle Entwicklungen im österreichischen Bildungswesen verdanken seinen Beiträgen entscheidende Anstöße: der Aufbau der Fachdidaktik in Österreich, neue Initiativen im Bereich der Lehrerbildung, die Vernetzung von Schulpraxis, Pädagogischen Hochschulen und Universitäten. Er hat vor bald zwanzig Jahren das IMST-Projekt initiiert, eine der wichtigsten schulischen Innovationen, vor allem im Bereich der Mathematik und der Naturwissenschaften. Er ist bis heute zentraler Impulsgeber und hat früh erkannt, dass für wirksame Reformen ganzheitlich vorgegangen werden muss: die direkte Ansprache der Schulpraktikerinnen und -praktiker ist ebenso wichtig wie organisatorische Rahmenbedingungen zur Unterstützung innovativen Unterrichts und förderliche Strukturen auf der Systemebene. Dieses Buch spiegelt diese Strategie und beschreibt Lernprozesse auf allen drei Ebenen: der Ebene engagierter Personen in Schulpraxis und Bildungsverwaltung, der organisatorischen Ebene, etwa bei der Gestaltung von Netzwerken, und der Ebene regionaler, nationaler und internationaler Systeme. Mit Beiträgen von Herbert Altrichter, Irina Andreitz, Doris Arztmann, Ruthi Barkai, Ilse Bartosch, Gertraud Benke, Silke Bergmoser, Susanne Böse, Stefan Brauckmann, Michael Bruneforth, José Carillo, Nuria Climent, Mira Dulle, Roland Fischer, Monika Grasser, Barbara Hanfstingl, Gabriele Isak, Christa Koenne, Marlies Krainz-Dürr, Esther Levenson, Katja Maaß, Simone Mair, Florian Mayer, Elgrid Messner, Florian H. Müller, Kurt Nekula, Christine Oschina, Peter Posch, Helga Rainer, Franz Rauch, Erwin Rauscher, Angela Schuster, Heimo Senger, Florian Sobanski, Dina Tirosh, Günter Törner, Pessia Tsamir, Agnes Turner, Burgi Wallner und Stefan Zehetmeier.

Making Sense of Mathematics Teacher Education

Author: Fou-Lai Lin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401008280
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This is a research-based book that deals with a broad range of issues about mathematics teacher education. It examines teacher education programs from different societies and cultures as it develops an international perspective on mathematics teacher education. Practical situations that are associated with related theories are studied critically. It is intended for teacher educators, mathematics educators, graduate students in mathematics education, and mathematics teachers.

Sociocultural Research on Mathematics Education

Author: Bill Atweh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135653119
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This volume--the first to bring together research on sociocultural aspects of mathematics education--presents contemporary and international perspectives on social justice and equity issues that impact mathematics education. In particular, it highlights the importance of three interacting and powerful factors--gender, social, and cultural dimensions. Sociocultural Research on Mathematics Education: An International Perspective is distinguished in several ways: * It is research based. Chapters report on significant research projects; present a comprehensive and critical summary of the research findings; and offer a critical discussion of research methods and theoretical perspectives undertaken in the area. * It is future oriented, presenting recommendations for practice and policy and identifying areas for further research. * It deals with all aspects of formal and informal mathematics education and applications and all levels of formal schooling. As the context of mathematics education rapidly changes-- with an increased demand for mathematically literate citizenship; an increased awareness of issues of equity, inclusivity, and accountability; and increased efforts for globalization of curriculum development and research-- questions are being raised more than ever before about the problems of teaching and learning mathematics from a non-cognitive science perspective. This book contributes significantly to addressing such issues and answering such questions. It is especially relevant for researchers, graduate students, and policymakers in the field of mathematics education.

International Perspectives on the Teaching and Learning of Geometry in Secondary Schools

Author: Patricio Herbst
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331977476X
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This book presents current perspectives on theoretical and empirical issues related to the teaching and learning of geometry at secondary schools. It contains chapters contributing to three main areas. A first set of chapters examines mathematical, epistemological, and curricular perspectives. A second set of chapters presents studies on geometry instruction and teacher knowledge, and a third set of chapters offers studies on geometry thinking and learning. Specific research topics addressed also include teaching practice, learning trajectories, learning difficulties, technological resources, instructional design, assessments, textbook analyses, and teacher education in geometry. Geometry remains an essential and critical topic in school mathematics. As they learn geometry, students develop essential mathematical thinking and visualization skills and learn a language that helps them relate to and interact with the physical world. Geometry has traditionally been included as a subject of study in secondary mathematics curricula, but it has also featured as a resource in out-of-school problem solving, and has been connected to various human activities such as sports, games, and artwork. Furthermore, geometry often plays a role in teacher preparation, undergraduate mathematics, and at the workplace. New technologies, including dynamic geometry software, computer-assisted design software, and geometric positioning systems, have provided more resources for teachers to design environments and tasks in which students can learn and use geometry. In this context, research on the teaching and learning of geometry will continue to be a key element on the research agendas of mathematics educators, as researchers continue to look for ways to enhance student learning and to understand student thinking and teachers’ decision making.

Mathematics and Transition to School

Author: Bob Perry
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9812872159
Format: PDF
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This edited book brings together for the first time an international collection of work focused on two important aspects of any young child’s life – learning mathematics and starting primary or elementary school. The chapters take a variety of perspectives, and integrate these two components in sometimes explicit and sometimes more subtle ways. The key issues and themes explored in this book are: the mathematical and other strengths that all participants in the transition to school bring to this period of a child’s life; the opportunities provided by transition to school for young children’s mathematics learning; the importance of partnerships among adults, and among adults and children, for effective school transitions and mathematics learning and teaching; the critical impact of expectations on their mathematics learning as children start school; the importance of providing children with meaningful, challenging and relevant mathematical experiences throughout transition to school; the entitlement of children and educators to experience assessment and instructional pedagogies that match the strengths of the learners and the teachers; the importance for the aspirations of children, families, communities, educators and educational organisations to be recognised as legitimate and key determinants of actions, experiences and successes in both transition to school and mathematics learning; and the belief that young children are powerful mathematics learners who can demonstrate this power as they start school. In each chapter, authors reflect on their work in the area of mathematics and transition to school, place that work within the overall context of research in these fields, predict the trajectory of this work in the future, and consider the implications of the work both theoretically and practically.

Mathematics Education and Philosophy

Author: Paul Ernest
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135716250
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Currently there is a great deal of interest in philosophical issues in the teaching and learning of both mathematics and science education. In this book Ernest has collected together papers from the foremost researchers and practitioners in the philosophy of mathematics education and related areas, together with a selection of papers from the International Congress of Mathematics Education held in Quebec in 1992. Throughout, the outstanding feature of the collection is its multidisciplinary approach to the field of study. This book is the second in Paul Ernest's "Studies in Mathematics Education" series.

Number Theory in Mathematics Education

Author: Rina Zazkis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136501436
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This book offers multiple interconnected perspectives on the largely untapped potential of elementary number theory for mathematics education: its formal and cognitive nature, its relation to arithmetic and algebra, its accessibility, its utility and intrinsic merits, to name just a few. Its purpose is to promote explication and critical dialogue about these issues within the international mathematics education community. The studies comprise a variety of pedagogical and research orientations by an international group of researchers that, collectively, make a compelling case for the relevance and importance of number theory in mathematics education in both pre K-16 settings and mathematics teacher education. Topics variously engaged include: *understanding particular concepts related to numerical structure and number theory; *elaborating on the historical and psychological relevance of number theory in concept development; *attaining a smooth transition and extension from pattern recognition to formative principles; *appreciating the aesthetics of number structure; *exploring its suitability in terms of making connections leading to aha! insights and reaching toward the learner's affective domain; *reexamining previously constructed knowledge from a novel angle; *investigating connections between technique and theory; *utilizing computers and calculators as pedagogical tools; and *generally illuminating the role number theory concepts could play in developing mathematical knowledge and reasoning in students and teachers. Overall, the chapters of this book highlight number theory-related topics as a stepping-stone from arithmetic toward generalization and algebraic formalism, and as a means for providing intuitively grounded meanings of numbers, variables, functions, and proofs. Number Theory in Mathematics Education: Perspectives and Prospects is of interest to researchers, teacher educators, and students in the field of mathematics education, and is well suited as a text for upper-level mathematics education courses.