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ERIC Number: EJ1001596
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0025-5785
Branching out Has So Much to Offer
Murray, Joe
Mathematics Teaching, n231 p23-24 Nov 2012
In 1989 there were thirty ATM branches nationally. In January 2012 there were just twelve ATM branches with another three "proposed". How can that happen? How did it happen? Maybe the most pertinent question is: Why did it happen? There is no single answer to the last question, but perhaps it was something to do with the changes that were sweeping through schools over the timescale. CPD in mathematics became accessible and, for the most part, was provided at "no cost" to schools. Teachers' lives became busier, and demands such as national testing encroached on "time outside the classroom". Today, however the CPD landscape is very different, accessibility is much reduced and cost is much increased. So, no surprise that many classroom teachers have little opportunity to appreciate what is going on "outside their own classroom", yet alone "outside their own school". Has the time come for subject associations to "fill the void"?
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom