Discussion group 16:
The evaluation of mathematics teachers and curricula within educational systems
Room A211 and A210

How do current requirements for increased accountability in education, and the ensuing trends of widespread evaluation of teachers, curricula, and systems, influence the teaching and learning of mathematics, as well as teachers and learners? What forms of such evaluation can further and accelerate the development of mathematics education rather than distort it?

  • Glenda Lappan (USA)
    glappan@math.msu.edu
  • Barbara Clarke (Australia)
    Barbara.Clarke@Education.monash.edu.au
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Team members:
  • Sri Wahyuni (Indonesia)
    swahyuni@ugm.ac.id and swahyuni@indosat.net.id
  • Mohamed Ahmed Ould Sidaty (Mauritania)
    sidaty1@hotmail.com
  • Álvaro Poblete (Chile)
    apoblete@ulagos.cl
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Aims and Focus

Discussion Group 16 will focus on both the evaluation of mathematics curricula and the evaluation of mathematics teachers within educational systems. For a brief introduction to each of these areas please see the framing documents in the papers and discussion section below.

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Call for Papers

As Team Chairs for Discussion Group, 16 we are pleased to post this request for discussion papers that are prepared addressing our topic:

The evaluation of mathematics teachers and curricula within educational systems.

We are interested in papers that articulate issues or dilemmas that will help set the context for our discussions. A writer may choose to focus on the evaluation of mathematics teachers or mathematics curriculum or both. The team will be looking for a range of contexts or perspectives. We expect to post 7 to 10 papers on the ICME website so that participants can read these in advanced preparation for our discussion group work. The following questions are meant to prompt your thinking.

How do current requirements for increased accountability in education, and the ensuing trends of widespread evaluation of teachers, curricula, and systems, influence the teaching and learning of mathematics, as well as teachers and learners? What forms of such evaluation can further and accelerate the development of mathematics education rather than distort it?

Specific goals for the discussion at the Conference are:

  1. To push our collective thinking about these issues
  2. To develop key questions that would move the field forward in the evaluation of teachers and curriculum in the context of mathematics. These may take the form of researchable questions to encourage cross context and country collaboration.

Manuscript Preparation

In preparing your paper, please use the following guidelines:

  1. Include a cover page with the first author’s contact information (for communication purposes)
  2. The maximum length of a paper is 3 pages including any references
  3. Deadline for submission is January 31, 2008

Manuscript Submission

To enable editing, submit your manuscripts in Word to:
Lorraine Males, maleslor@msu.edu

Each manuscript will be reviewed by the members of the DG team in order to choose a set of papers that articulate the important issues and examples that will inform our discussion. These will be posted on the ICME-11 website so that participants may read these in advance of the meeting.

Our intention is to inform authors whose papers have been chosen and post the selected papers by March 30, 2008.

Your interest in and contribution to this discussion group’s work is greatly appreciated.
Sincerely,

Glenda Lappan
Michigan State University, USA

Barbara Clarke
Monash University, Australia

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