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Jerry P. Becker

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INFORMATION REGARDING LISTS
Posted: Jun 4, 2013 6:34 PM
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Hello -

This note is just to provide some information about the distribution
lists I maintain, since there have been some inquiries.

There is a total of nine (12) lists, as follows:

BIGA and BIGB: This BIG list got sufficiently large that there was a
need to divide it into two lists, BIGA and BIGB. There are many
thousands of email addresses included in the two lists. Email
addresses are those of U.S. and foreign teachers who teach
mathematics at all levels [PreK-12, two-year colleges, colleges and
universities, researchers, teacher educators]. The same postings go
to the two lists - BIGA and BIGB.

USA: This list includes only addresses of U.S. teachers who teach
mathematics at all levels [PreK-12, two-year colleges, colleges and
universities, researchers, teacher educators. There are several
thousand addresses on this list.

MTE: This list includes addresses of U.S. mathematics teacher
educators - nearly all are U.S. recipients, with a small number from
foreign countries.

INT: This list includes email addresses of mathematics educators
outside the U.S., in a fairly large number of foreign countries.

ICT: This list includes email addresses of teachers who teach
mathematics at all levels in the state of Illinois, with a small
number from closely neighboring states: Indiana, Wisconsin, Missouri
and Kentucky.

SIL: This list includes email addresses of teachers who teach
mathematics in the southern Illinois region, with a relatively small
number from Evansville (IN), Paducah (KY), Cape Girardeau (MO) and
St. Louis and upstate IL.

CSOE: This list includes deans, associate deans, assistant deans and
directors of teacher education in Illinois connected to teacher
education programs, with a small number from the Illinois State Board
of Education (ISBE), the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE)
and the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB).

NKA: This list includes addresses of kindergarten teachers who are
members of the National Kindergarten Alliance (NKA), and some other
non-members.

JAPAN: This list includes only email addresses of mathematics
educators in Japan.

KOREA: This list includes only email addresses of mathematics
educators in Korea.

ELE: This list includes email addresses of pre-service teachers in
our Teacher Education Program (TEP) here at Southern Illinois
University Carbondale (SIUC) and those students who have graduated
and asked to continue on the distribution list.

SIU: This list includes only email addresses of faculty members of
Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and faculty who have retired
from or left SIUC. Some but not all postings are sent to some SIUC
administrators, as well.


NOTES: I send postings to several listserves, as well. For example,
the NCSM [National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics and the ICTM
[Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics]. I also send to members
of some professional/scientific organizations such as The School
Science and Mathematics Association (SSMA), the Research Council on
Mathematics Learning (RCML) and the Association of Mathematics
Teacher Educators (AMTE). I also send to several organizations that
themselves have listserves to which postings are forwarded, including
some state organizations of mathematics teachers.

Brief History: As a member of the Board of Directors of the National
Council of Teachers of Mathematics, I sought from newspaper websites
around the country articles that dealt with the so-called" Math
Wars," to share with members of the Board. At talks on programs of
professional and scientific meetings, I offered the opportunity of
those attending my sessions to provide their email addresses for
inclusion on my lists, with a promise that I would not share them
with any other individual or entity (and I never have and I won't
even though I receive requests). This represents the origin of the
lists that have grown over several years and grow steadily. Virtually
every day I receive requests to be included in one or more of the
lists. I frequently receive requests for inclusion from individuals
who have had postings forwarded to them (this occurs on a large
scale) but then would, themselves, like to be included on the lists
and get the postings directly.

ADDING OR REMOVING: If a recipient would like to be added to another
list, just request it with a note and the name of the distribution
list desired in the subject line [i.e., "Please add to MTE" or
"Please add to INT", etc.] Or, if a recipient wishes to be removed
from a list, just request it with a note with "Please remove from
USA" or "Please remove from INT" etc. in the subject line.

By design, people cannot post to any of the lists, except by me. [In
such cases, the attempt is deflected to me.] You receive postings in
which it is indicated who the requestor is and virtually all postings
provide the source of the information being transmitted.

I have developed and I maintain the lists on my own. I do not have
any assistants or assistance (though it would certainly be nice to
have one or two 'helpers' :-) ).




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