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Mathematics Teacher Education: Critical International Perspectives

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For those who want to be ahead of the game, this book highlights the trends for future directions in mathematics teacher education

Contributions from Israel, Portugal, South Africa, Lebanon, Austria and New Zealand, as well as UK, USA, Canada and Australia

Currently there is substantial exchange and communication between academic communities around the world as researchers endeavor to discover why so many children 'fail' at a subject that ...

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Overview

For those who want to be ahead of the game, this book highlights the trends for future directions in mathematics teacher education

Contributions from Israel, Portugal, South Africa, Lebanon, Austria and New Zealand, as well as UK, USA, Canada and Australia

Currently there is substantial exchange and communication between academic communities around the world as researchers endeavor to discover why so many children 'fail' at a subject that society deems crucial for future economic survival. This book charts global thinking and current trends in teacher education, exploring the processes, practices and issues in teacher education in relation to educational philosophy. The book also provides insight into the successes and shortcomings of different approaches to math education.

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Written for people engaged in the inservice education of mathematics teachers, the collection of 15 contributions provides a current view of inservice practices and the perspectives from which these practices derive, along with a critical recognition of issues arising from these practices and their implications for mathematics teaching development. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750708081
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/1/1999
  • Series: Studies in Mathematics Education Series
  • Edition description: TEACHER
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
Series Editor's Preface
Introduction 3
Ch. 1 Charting a Historical Perspective 7
Ch. 2 Changing Mathematics Instruction and Assessment: Challenging Teachers' Conceptions 17
Ch. 3 The Institute for the Learning and Teaching of Mathematics 26
Ch. 4 Teachers' Mathematical Experiences as Links to Children's Needs 33
Ch. 5 Inservice in Lebanon 42
Ch. 6 Primary Teachers and the Using of Materials in Problem Solving in Portugal 49
Ch. 7 Mathematics Classroom Situations: An Inservice Course for Elementary School Teachers 59
Ch. 8 Dilemmas of Constructivist Mathematics Teaching: Instances from Classroom Practice 69
Ch. 9 Changing Teaching in a Changing Society 78
Ch. 10 Teachers' Knowledge of Mathematics and Reflective Professional Development 91
Ch. 11 PFL-Mathematics: Improving Professional Practice in Mathematics Teaching 102
Ch. 12 Circling the Square: Issues and Dilemmas Concerning Teacher Transformation 113
Ch. 13 Themes and Issues in Inservice Programmes 125
Ch. 14 The Enactive Perspective on Teacher Development: 'A path laid while walking' 148
Ch. 15 Approaching Teacher Development: Practice into Theory 163
Ch. 16 The Plurality of Knowledge Growth in Mathematics Teaching 180
Notes on Contributors 211
Index 215
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