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Jerry P. Becker

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[ncsm-members] ICME-12 : Third Announcement Available
Posted: Jan 29, 2012 8:34 PM
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Just a reminder that the 3rd Announcement for ICME-12 [July 8-15,
2012] in Seoul, Korea is available at . It is also
attached to this note. Or click the button <3rd Announcement [PDF]>
on the first page of the congress website. The announcement can be

This 3rd Announcement is the summary of what the International
Program Committee (IPC) and Local Organizing Committee (LOC) have
done so far, containing helpful information for all who are planning
to participate in ICME-12.


[From the ICME website ...]


The International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME) is held
every four years under the auspices of the International Commission
on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI). It is, however, planned and
organized by separate committees which operate independently of the
ICMI: the International Program Committee (IPC) and the Local
Organizing Committee (LOC).

The aim of the Congress is to present the current state of and trends
in mathematics education research and in the practice of mathematics
teaching at all levels. The Congress will gather a broad spectrum of
participants such as researchers in mathematics education, teacher
trainers, practicing teachers, mathematicians and others interested
in mathematics education.

The ICME Philosophy

An International Congress on Mathematics Education (ICME) serves two
major functions. On the one hand it provides a scholarly opportunity
for discussion, debate, and the presentation of new research and
theory in all aspects of mathematics education. On the other hand it
is a meeting place for the international community of mathematics
education: mathematicians, teachers, policy-makers, resource
producers and distributors, as well as mathematics educators and
researchers. We seek to simultaneously engage in serious scholarship
and inclusive participation.

The scholarly aspect of ICME is represented by the Plenary Lectures,
Survey Teams, Regular Lectures and Topic Study Groups, and other
forums. The people involved are chosen because of their high levels
of scholarship, but also with care for representativeness.The Topic
Study Group Co-Chairs and Team members also represent leaders in
their field with due consideration for representativeness. All
presentations in the Congress are potentially subject to review, and
may be allocated a time or mode of presentation that reflects its

Inclusiveness within ICME is obtained in many forms. All who wish to
attend are welcomed, and all who wish to present will be given some
opportunities to do so in an appropriate Topic Study Group. This may
be an oral, or a poster presentation. ICME organizers also make
special efforts to assist those who have financial or other
difficulties for attending. New and inexperienced members of the ICME
community are especially welcomed.

It has long been recognized by ICME organizers that collaboration is
the best way of advancing our understanding of any topic. Thus there
is a need to give individual voices the opportunity to be heard and
the community the opportunity of hearing them.

Another factor in inclusiveness is the issue of language. While
English is the official language of the congress, ICME organizers are
making every effort to accommodate the fact that many participants
will not have English as their first language, recognizing that there
will be significant groups of participants from other language
regions. In particular, the local languages of the Congress host
country needs special attention.

Jerry P. Becker
Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction
Southern Illinois University
625 Wham Drive
Mail Code 4610
Carbondale, IL 62901-4610
Phone: (618) 453-4241 [O]
(618) 457-8903 [H]
Fax: (618) 453-4244

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