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Jerry P. Becker

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WG 17 Announcement: CERME 8 [Turkey]
Posted: Jun 13, 2012 12:18 PM
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Sent at the request of Despina Potari.
CERME8: Working Group 17: From a study of teaching practices to
issues in teacher education


Despina Potari (Greece)
Claire Berg (Norway)
Charalambos Charalambous (Cyprus)
C. Miguel Ribeiro (Portugal)
Leonor Santos (Portugal)
Jeppe Skott (Denmark - Sweden).

Scope and Focus of WG17

During the last decades, the study of mathematics teaching and
teacher professional development has been a central focus of research
in mathematics education. Research related to mathematics teaching
has focused on teachers' decisions and actions that seem to be
effective in promoting students' learning. Two questions that emerge
are what shapes mathematics teaching and what is the role of the
teacher. Research on teachers' beliefs, knowledge, and identity as
well as on the impact of the wider social contexts in which teachers
participate offers some responses to these questions. Research has
also focused on the impact of different professional development
initiatives or teacher education programs on teachers' professional
learning and on the development of mathematics teaching and learning.
Such initiatives include, for example, collaboration between teachers
and academic researchers or the use of research based tasks. In these
contexts, the role of the academic researchers is increasingly
becoming an important issue. The research community also attempts to
develop theoretical and methodological frameworks that can capture
the complex relationship between mathematics learning, teaching,
teacher practices, and mathematics teacher education. We welcome
these and other issues in discussion, that may present diverse
perspectives and theoretical approaches, and which will contribute to
the development of our understanding as researchers and practitioners.

Call for papers and poster proposals

In Working Group 17 we welcome theoretical, methodological, empirical
or developmental papers (10 pages maximum) and poster proposals (2
pages) in the following areas, though any paper/poster of relevance
to the overall focus of the group will also be considered. We
particularly welcome papers presenting innovative approaches to
issues such as the following:

* Collaborative research: Teachers' and mathematics educators'
professional development
* Tasks and approaches in mathematics teacher education
* Teachers' knowledge, beliefs, and identity and their relationship to practice
* The impact of mathematics education research on teachers' and
teaching development/learning
* Theoretical and methodological tools for studying teaching and
teachers' professional development

Papers and poster proposals should use the CERME8 template, and
conform to the guidelines at To submit your
paper or poster, you must email it as a WORD document to Despina
Potari at AND to the conference secretariat at by 15th September 2012. Please send a PDF
version in addition to the WORD document.

Reviews and Decisions

Each paper will be peer-reviewed by three colleagues from among those
who submit papers to WG17. Please expect to be asked to review up to
three papers yourself between 15th September and 22nd October 2012.
It is likely that some revisions will be necessary on your paper
before final acceptance. Please reserve some time to do this in the
second half of November. The group leaders will decide about the
acceptance of posters.

Important dates

15 September, 2012: Deadline for submission of papers
1 October, 2012: Deadline for submission of poster proposals
22 October, 2012: Deadline for reviewers to submit their reviews
15 November, 2012: Decisions about paper or poster acceptance
1 December, 2012: Deadline for revisions to papers
1 December, 2012: Reduced fee registration deadline
15 December, 2012: Papers for presentation at the congress available
on the congress website
6 -10 February, 2013: Conference

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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