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Plenary Session: A conversation about the mathematical preparaton of teachers and the challenges universities face

Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2014: The role of the mathematics department in the mathematical preparation of teachers March 26, 2014 - March 28, 2014

March 26, 2014 (04:45 PM PDT - 06:00 PM PDT)
Speaker(s): Deborah Ball (University of Michigan), Herbert Clemens (Ohio State University), Hung-Hsi Wu (University of California, Berkeley)
Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
Primary Mathematics Subject Classification No Primary AMS MSC
Secondary Mathematics Subject Classification No Secondary AMS MSC


Nationally, much attention is focused on the need to improve K-12 mathematics teaching and learning and the need for high quality mathematics teachers at every level. Do our universities and colleges place appropriate priority on contributing to the preparation and continuing development of teachers?  Do mathematics departments contribute effectively to the mathematical preparation of teachers, including both those seeking initial certification and current teachers of mathematics? What challenges do universities face as they work to meet the need for well-prepared teachers of mathematics? Three national leaders in mathematics and mathematics education will discuss these issues in an interactive conversation that includes opportunities for questions from workshop participants.

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