The teacher development continuum in the United States and China : summary of a workshop / Ana Ferreras and Steve Olsen, rapporteurs ; A. Ester Sztein, editor ; U.S. National Commission on Mathematics Instruction ; Board on International Scientific Organizations, Policy and Global Affairs, National Research Council of the National Academies.
"In 1999, Liping Ma published her book Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics: Teachers' Understanding of Fundamental Mathematics in the United States and China, which probed the kinds of knowledge that elementary school teachers need to convey mathematical concepts and procedures effectively to their students. Later that year, Roger Howe, a member of the U.S. National Commission on Mathematics Instruction (USNC/MI), reviewed the book for the Notices of the American Mathematical Society, concluding that it 'has lessons for all educational policymakers.' Intrigued by the idea of superrank teachers, the USNC/MI sponsored a workshop entitled 'The Teacher Development Continuum in the United States and China'. The purpose of the workshop was to examine the structure of the mathematics teaching profession in the United States and China. The main presentations and discussion from the workshop are summarized in this volume."--Publisher's description.
Notes
Summary of a workshop held in Newport Beach, Calif., July 31-Aug. 2, 2009, which brought together about 40 mathematics educators, mathematicians, education researchers, and other mathematics education specialists from the United States and China.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 39-40).
Contents
Comparisons between mathematics education in China and the United States
Mathematics education in the United States
Teacher preparation and the roles of master teachers in China
Teacher preparation and the roles of master teachers in the United States
Comparisons and unanswered questions.
Other format(s)
Also available in Open Book format via the National Academies Press home page.
ISBN
9780309151634
0309151635
OCLC
689997141
RCP
C - S
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