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ERIC Number: EJ1122637
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: EISSN-2156-1400
Some Thoughts on Doctoral Preparation in Mathematics Education
Reys, Robert
Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, v7 n2 p31-35 Fall 2016
Arguments for significantly improving doctoral programs have long been made, both nationally and internationally. The nature and variety of doctoral programs makes it difficult to single out specific changes that would be equally applicable to every discipline-specific doctoral program. Therefore, this commentary will focus on doctoral programs and doctoral preparation in mathematics education. The author has been involved in an evolving doctoral program in mathematics education at a research institution for over one-half of a century. During the last 20 years he has been involved in organizing two national conferences on doctoral programs in mathematics education and doing research focused on doctoral preparation in mathematics education. This experience has helped identify some unanswered questions, often raising dilemmas and challenges associated with doctoral preparation in mathematics education. This commentary provides an opportunity to share some thoughts and hopefully promote a dialogue among those interested in or directly involved with preparing doctorates in mathematics education.
Program in Mathematics and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University. 525 West 120th Street Box 210-M, New York, NY 10027. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A