***************************************** Just a reminder that the 3rd Announcement for ICME-12 [July 8-15, 2012] in Seoul, Korea is available at http://icme12.org/ . 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 downloaded.
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 ...]
WHAT IS ICME?
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 quality.
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.
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