ERIC Number: ED390661
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Voicing the New Pedagogy: Teachers Write about Learning and Teaching Mathematics. Center for the Development of Teaching Paper Series.
Detailed descriptions of classroom process are needed in order to ground discussion of the principles animating the mathematics education reform movement. In response to this need, teachers who were already engaged in transforming their mathematics instruction were invited to write reflective narratives about their evolving instructional practice. This paper describes the structure of that project, the Mathematics Process Writing Project, and presents excerpts from some representative narratives. It also considers how writing these narratives contributed to the continuing development of their authors and discusses how reading them affected students in teacher education courses. Finally, it urges that such narratives be seen as a medium through which teachers can become centrally involved in the national conversation about mathematics education reform. (Author)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Journal Writing, Mathematics Education, Personal Narratives, Teacher Education
Center for the Development of Teaching, Education Development Center, Inc., 55 Chapel Street, Newton, MA 02158-1060.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: DeWitt Wallace/Reader's Digest Fund, Pleasantville, NY. Business Roundtable.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.
Identifiers: Reform Efforts; Teacher Change