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Mathematics Teacher Education : Critical International Perspectives - A. J. Dawson

Mathematics Teacher Education

Critical International Perspectives

By: A. J. Dawson (Editor), Barbara Jaworski (Editor), Terry Wood (Editor)

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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 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.

Series Editor's Prefacep. ix
Openingsp. 1
Introductionp. 3
Charting a Historical Perspectivep. 7
International Perspectives in Mathematics Teacher Educationp. 15
Editors' Commentp. 16
Changing Mathematics Instruction and Assessment: Challenging Teachers' Conceptionsp. 17
The Institute for the Learning and Teaching of Mathematicsp. 26
Teachers' Mathematical Experiences as Links to Children's Needsp. 33
Inservice in Lebanonp. 42
Editors' Commentp. 48
Primary Teachers and the Using of Materials in Problem Solving in Portugalp. 49
Mathematics Classroom Situations: an Inservice Course for Elementary School Teachersp. 59
Editors' Commentp. 68
Dilemmas of Constructivist Mathematics Teaching: Instances from Classroom Practicep. 69
Changing Teaching in a Changing Societyp. 78
Editors' Commentp. 90
Teachers' Knowledge of Mathematics and Reflective Professional Developmentp. 91
Pfl-Mathematics: Improving Professional Practice in Mathematics Teachingp. 102
Editors' Commentp. 112
Circling the Square: Issues and Dilemmas Concerning Teacher Transformationp. 113
Critical Perspectives Linking Theory Andpractice in Mathematics Teacher Educationp. 123
Themes and Issues in Inservice Programmesp. 125
The Enactive Perspective on Teacher Development: 'A Path Laid While Walking'p. 148
Approaching Teacher Development: Practice into Theoryp. 163
The Plurality of Knowledge Growth in Mathematics Teachingp. 180
Final Remarksp. 210
Notes on Contributorsp. 211
Indexp. 215
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ISBN: 9780750708081
ISBN-10: 0750708085
Series: Studies in Mathematics Education Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 18th March 1999
Publisher: CRC PR INC
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.29 x 16.66  x 1.14
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1