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Sent at the request of Olof Steinthorsdottir.
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Topic Study Group 29 (TSG 29) for ICME 12  --  Gender and Mathematics Education

The TSG 29 organizing committee is co-chaired by Olof B. Steinthorsdottir (USA/Iceland) and Veronique Lizan (France), with additional team members Colleen Vale (Australia), Laura Martignon (Germany), and Sun Hee Kim (Korea), along with IPC Liaison Cheryl Praeger.
The organizing committee organized the accepted papers for TSG 29 into four groups for presentation and discussion:
-Introduction: Gender issues in research and learning environmental
-Student's achievement, assessment and classroom activities
-Self-efficacy and attitudes
-Gendered view of mathematics
The TSG 29 has four 90-minutes sessions (July 10, 11, 13, and 14), which will be devoted to above-mentioned groups. The structure of each 90 minutes session will include brief opening remarks by the TSG 29 organizing committee, following by long (20-30 min) and short (10-15 min) paper presentations. Following each paper presentation will be 5 to 10 minute discussions. At the conclusion of each session, the TSG 29 organizing committee will make some brief closing remarks.
The following timetable for TSG 29 provided details on the schedule.
Tuesday, July 10
Session 1 - 10:30 - 12:00
Introduction: Gender issues in research and learning environmental
Opening remarks: TSG 29 Committee members
Paper presentations:

   Unpacking gender issues research by Jennifer Hall

   Gender and learning environment: An analysis of academic rigor and discourse in all girls, all boys, and coeducational middle grades mathematics classrooms by S. Megan Che and Elaine Wiegert.

Closing remarks: TSG 29 Committee members 
Wednesday, July 11
Session 2 - 10:30 - 12:00

Student's achievement, assessment and classroom activities
Opening remarks: TSG 29 Committee members
Paper presentations:

   Pisa 2009 : Gender Equality in Mathematics Attainment of 15-year-olds in Shanghai by Yan Zhu

   Research on trends in the number of female students who entered the science high schools or science gifted high schools in Korea by the admission system by Jaehee Park, Sooil Choi, Jongeun Moon, Jongseon Lee, and Jinho Gang

   Problem solving, mathematics education and gender: a study with elementary school and junior high school Brazilian students by Maria Helena Favero and Yilton Riascos

Closing remarks: TSG 29 Committee members
Thursday, July 12                EXCURSION DAY

Friday, July 13
Session 3 - 11:00 - 12:30
Self-efficacy and attitudes
Opening remarks: TSG 29 Committee members
Paper presentations:

   The influence of gender on the accuracy of 5 students' self -efficacy and self-assessment evaluations by Patricia Hunsader

   Parental influences on boys' and girls' attitudes toward mathematics in Korea by Lee Eun-Jung, Min-Sun Park, Mimi Park, and Kyeong-Hwa Lee

   "It's more active, you move around": Contrasting fabric technology with mathematics at secondary school by Fiona Hagan

Closing remarks: TSG 29 Committee members
Saturday, July 14
Session 2 - 10:30 - 12:00
Gendered view of mathematics
Opening remarks: TSG 29 Committee members
Paper presentations:

   Pre-school mathematics - a gendered activity by Lovisa Sumpter

   Australian and Israeli teachers' gendered views of mathematics by Helen Forgasz and David Mittelberg

Open discussions and reflection
Closing remarks: TSG 29 committee members
List of presentations and presenters
Tuesday, July 10
Introduction: Gender issues in research and learning environmental

   Jennifer Hall (University of Ottawa, Canada)
Unpacking gender issues research.

   S. Megan Che (Clemson University, USA) and Elaine Wiegert (University of South Carolina Upstate, USA)
Gender and learning environment: An analysis of academic rigor and discourse in all girls, all boys, and coeducational middle grades mathematics classrooms..

Wednesday, July 11
Student's achievement, assessment and classroom activities

   Yan Zhu (East China Normal University, China)
Pisa 2009 : Gender Equality in Mathematics Attainment of 15-year-olds in Shanghai..

   Jaehe Park (Gyeonggi Science High School), Sooil Choi (The Korean Society of Teachers of Mathematics), Jongeun Moon (Ewha Womans University), Jongseon Lee (Deagu II Science High School), and Jinho Gang (The Korean Society of Teachers of Mathematics)
Research on trends in the number of female students who entered the science high schools or science gifted high schools in Korea by the admission system.

   Maria Helena Favero (University of Brasilia, Brasil), and Yilton Riascos (University of Cauca, Colombia)
Problem solving, mathematics education and gender: a study with elementary school and junior high school Brazilian students.
Friday, July 13
Self-efficacy and attitudes

   Patricia Hunsader (University of Southern Florida, USA)
The influence of gender on the accuracy of 5 students' self -efficacy and self-assessment evaluations.

   Eun-Jun Jung, Min-Sun Park, Mimi Park (Graduate School of Seoul National University, South Korea) and Kyeong-Hwa Lee (Seoul National University, South Korea)
Parental influences on boys' and girls' attitudes toward mathematics in Korea.

   Fiona Hagan (University of Otago, New Zealand)
"It's more active, you move around": Contrasting fabric technology with mathematics at secondary school.
Saturday, July 14
Gendered view of mathematics

   Lovisa Sumpter (Uppsala University, Sweden)
Pre-school mathematics - a gendered activity.

   Helen Forgasz (Monash University, Australia), and David Mittelberg, (Oranim Academic College of Education, Israel)
Australian and Israeli teachers' gendered views of mathematics.

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