ERIC Number: ED474862
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Key Stage 3 Mathematics Teachers: The Current Situation, Initiatives and Visions. Proceedings of a National Day Conference.
This book contains edited versions of papers presented at a conference held at The Open University. The papers provide significant evidence of the depth of the problem of supply and retention of teachers of mathematics, and discusses the need for a structural review of the recruitment, selection, and training of teachers of mathematics. The conference began with a presentation of four papers: (1) "A Good Start--But Is It Enough?" (John Howson); (2) "Staffing the Mathematics Department and Teaching Mathematics?" (Gillian Thumpson); (3) "Learning Preferences of PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) Students: Implications for Recruitment of Mathematics Teachers" (Derek Woodrow); and (4) "Problem? What Problem?" (Tony Gardiner). The conference then broke into four groups focused on different but overlapping issues: School Mathematics, The Current Situation, Recruitment and Retention, and Teachers as Learners. In each group, further papers were presented and discussed. Papers include: (4) "Mathematics? No Thanks--Choosing and Then Rejecting Mathematics" (Leone Burton); (5) "Another Maths Schooling Crisis?" (Chris Ormell); (6) "Who Is Teaching Secondary Mathematics?" (Tom Roper); (7) "School Maths Teaching: The Thinking Person's Nightmare?" (Corinne Angier); (8) "Mathematics Teacher Shortages: Some Suggested Actions" (David Burghes); (9) "The Effects of Teacher Workloads and Other Fractions on Mathematics Teacher Recruitment and Retention" (Margaret Brown, Hamsa Venkatakrishman, and Sheila Macrae); (10) "Why Do People Decide to Train to Teach?" (Paul Andrews and Gill Hatch); (11) "Plug That Bath!" (Sue Sanders); (12) "Waving or Drowning? Teaching Adult Numeracy without a Strong Background in Mathematics" (Diana Coben); (13) "Teachers as Learners: Teacher Education in Mathematics and Science in a Professional Context" (Maj Asplund Carlsson and Brittmarie Somanni). (KHR)
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Open Univ., United Kingdom. Centre for Mathematics Education.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom