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The Organization of the Mathematics Preparation and Development of Teachers: A Report from the ICMI Study 15
The current paper presents the results of an investigation carried out across 20+ country-regions under the auspices of ICMI Study 15 into the structures, approaches and general characteristics of the mathematics preparation and development of teachers. The paper provides an analytic perspective on (a) teacher education systems’ characteristics including institutional arrangements and regulations; (b) teacher’s recruitment, selection, and credentials; (c) teacher education programs’ structure and approaches; (d) teacher educators’ characteristics; and (e) the structure and content of the curriculum.
Updated: May. 19, 2011
Challenges for Teacher Education: The Mismatch between Beliefs and Practice in Remote Indigenous Contexts
The current article explores the nexus between the beliefs and practices of teachers working in a remote, Indigenous region of Australia. In particular, the article proposes that the discrepancy between beliefs and practices found in the reconnaissance phase of a design study is due to the teachers realising that they need to implement changed practices to enable students to learn but having little knowledge of what such practices may look like. This finding has implications for pre-service and in-service teacher education.
Updated: Nov. 29, 2010