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Jerry P. Becker

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Conference Announcement: A European Initiative
Posted: Oct 17, 2012 12:02 PM
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Sent at the request of Prof. Dr. Guenter Toerner.

Invitation to participate in a two-days Conference March 14 - 15, 2013, Berlin

Friends of Mathematics Education

- A European Initiative -

Mathematics has a unique place in the school
curriculum. It is a highly important subject in
its own right, as a basis of much of science,
technology and engineering and as the
underpinning of a skilled workforce. As a result,
there have been many and diverse projects to
support mathematics by major foundations across
Europe, whether to support professional learning,
to offer student enrichment, to scaffold early
mathematical learning or enhance adult numeracy.
However the scope, extent and impact of these
projects across Europe is neither known nor
widely acknowledged in Europe.

With this in mind we invite a representative from
your foundation, NGO or company to participate in
the meeting, Friends of Mathematics Education in
Berlin. A limited number of interested
individuals are also welcome. We have made
contact with various foundations and companies in
different countries who have agreed to contribute
to sharing what they have done and the impact of
their work. We attach our draft programme to
date, which we hope you agree promises to be
stimulating for a diverse audience. But we know
however there are many more initiatives from whom
we would hope to learn. Our challenge has been to
find them. We hope you will help us in this
endeavor by sending us some brief information as
below and contributing to the meeting in Berlin,
which we hope will be the start of many more
collaborative ventures.

The overarching aims of the meeting are to raise
awareness of initiatives in mathematics education
funded by different charitable foundations,
non-governmental organizations etc, the goals of
these various initiatives, the different methods
used and their effects. We hope the interactions
will enhance impact and open up possibilities for
collaboration in the longer term. Participants
and speakers will also include distinguished
representatives from the mathematics education
community. We are expecting about 40-60

If you feel able to accept this invitation, please

. Register your interest in the meeting by
contacting Britta Berndtsen, by
November 15, 2012.

All participants will be expected to pay for their travel and accommodation.

We intend to block book a hotel (Winters Hotel,
Gendarmenmarkt) which is very reasonable and
nearby to the conference location in the center
of Berlin. We do need to ask, if possible, for a
small fee from each contributor to help us cover
the cost of administration of the meeting (150
Euro for representatives of organisations, 100
Euro for individual participants). An account
number is provided on the Registration Form.

Don't hesitate to contact us.

Prof. Dr. Celia Hoyles (London, UK) (NCETM & EMS Committee on Education)

Prof. Dr. G¨unter T¨ orner (Duisburg, DE)
(Secretary of DMV & Chair of EMS Committee on




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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