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ERIC Number: ED430791
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 86
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-87353-458-1
Challenges in the Mathematics Education of African American Children: Proceedings of the Benjamin Banneker Association Leadership Conference, Easton (Maryland, August 7-10, 1997.)
Malloy, Carol E., Ed.; Brader-Araje, Laura, Ed.
Focus of these proceedings is placed on three strands: teaching and learning, policy, and professional development. Following the opening comments, "Charge to Mathematics Educators: What We Want in Mathematics Classrooms" (Margaret B. Cozzens), individual presentations include: "It Doesn't Add Up: African American Students' Mathematics Achievement" (Gloria Ladson-Billings); "The Politics of Urban Mathematics Education" (Stephen R. Cox);"Professional Development: Finding New Ways to Support Teachers of Minority Students" (Marieta W. Harris); "The National Science Foundation's Innovative Curriculum Materials Program" (Glenda Lappan); "Assessment, Evaluation, Mathematics Education Reform, and African American Students: A Framework" (Frank E. Davis); and "When the Vision Confronts Reality: Implementing Reform in Elementary School Mathematics in an Urban School District" (Patricia F. Campbell). Breakout sessons of the three strands include the following presentations: "And from a participant ... What Will It Take for 'All' to Really Mean All?" (Idorenyin Jamar); "Transforming Policy to Enhance the Lives of African American Mathematics Students" (Jennie Bennett); "Implementing Policies for Urban Student Achievement" (Clara Tolbert); and "The Professional Development of Teachers of African American Students" (Lee V. Stiff). The proceedings end with the closing statements, "Conference Summary and Charge to the Benjamin Banneker Association: Challenges in the Mathematics Education of African American Children" (Edgar Edwards); and an epilogue, "Future Plans of the Benjamin Banneker Association" (Carol E. Malloy). (ASK)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.