ERIC Number: ED453061
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
Fostering a Stance of Inquiry among Teachers: Professional Development in Mathematics Education. Center for the Development of Teaching Paper Series.
Morse, Amy; Davenport, Linda Ruiz
This document features two articles concerning professional development in mathematics education. The first article, "Forging a Partnership: Intent, Decision Making, and Curricula," provides a vivid example of how teacher-written vignettes drawn from teachers' personal experiences in using the Investigations curriculum provided a springboard for exploration, reflection, and discussion, and helped teachers address the challenges posed by the curriculum. The second paper, "Elementary Mathematics Curricula as a Tool for Mathematics Education Reform: Challenges of Implementation and Implications for Professional Development," presents portraits of two teachers, both of whom initially struggled to enact new curricula as intended, and who became more successful at using the curricula as a result of their own experiences while exploring mathematical content and considering student thinking about mathematics. (Contains 38 references and 12 notes.) (ASK)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Professional Development
Education Development Center, Inc., 55 Chapel Street, Newton, MA 02458-1060.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: DeWitt Wallace/Reader's Digest Fund, Pleasantville, NY.; National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.