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Discussion group 26:

Current problems and challenges in the conditions and practice of mathematics teachers


Room B203 and B204

Discussion will address questions like these:

What are the most important current problems and challenges pertaining to the conditions and practice of mathematics teachers?

Are there principal differences in the conditions and practice of mathematics teachers and teachers of other subjects?

Are there principal differences on current problems and challenges in the conditions and practice of mathematics teachers among different counties?

Are there issues or dilemmas of a controversial nature?

How should these problems, issues and challenges be dealt with?

Sections:
Organizing team composition
Aims and focus
Call for papers
Papers and discussion documents

Team chairs:
Jingbin Zhang (China)
jingbinzhang@yahoo.com.cn and jingbinzhang@263.net
Judy Mousley (Australia)
judith.mousley@deakin.edu.au

Team members:

Gail Burrill (USA)

burrill@msu.edu

Zahra Gooya (Iran)

zahra_gooya@yahoo.com

Tatiana Oleinik (Ukraine)

t_oleinik@mail.ru

Aims and focus

The Discussion Group 26 aims at engaging participants in fruitful dialogue about the main issues of conditions and practices of mathematics teachers through:

Sharing experiences among participants on controversial issues or dilemmas in the practices of mathematics teachers

Identifying problems and challenges in the conditions and practices of mathematics teachers;

Sharing the approaches to the problems and the recent researches involved in the practices of mathematics teachers

Meeting the challenges in the conditions and practices of mathematics teachers

Call for papers

Those wishing to join the Discussing Group 26 are strongly encouraged to submit a brief one-page description of their interest and/or research on the questions on the topic of Current problems and challenges in the conditions and practice of mathematics teachers. This should be received by each of the five members of the organizing team no later than December 10, 2007 and should specify the question or questions that will be addressed.

No later than January 20, 2008 accepted participants should submit a paper between about 2000 words by e-mail attachment.

Send to DG26Proposals@icme11.org

Papers and discussion documents

The papers will soon be available for downloading here.

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