I'm writing to see if anyone is willing to offer ideas for readings or assignments for a doctoral seminar on "curriculum" for mathematics education students. I am beginning to plan for my spring teaching and am curious to know what sorts of curriculum seminars others on this list-serve may have offered to doctoral-level students.
Our doctoral students typically have math teaching experience at one or more grades K-12, although some are primarily interested in elementary school math, others in middle or high school math, and a few in college-level mathematics. We have a significant number of international students. All of these students will be mixed in the same class. We have a heavy focus in our doctoral program on teacher education (K-12). It has been our experience that graduates of our program are almost always expected to work with prospective teachers when they are hired as junior faculty. Our graduates are hired by both Math Departments and Schools of Education. They typically are asked to teach math courses for teachers, math methods courses for teachers, and to supervise the work in schools of field experience students or student teachers (as well as doing research and service in these areas).
I would be very interested in receiving copies of reading lists that others may have used in similar courses and also suggestions for assignments.
Thanks in advance for the advice.
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