I just received my new NCSM Newsletter for July. I know that most of you who are in math ed in colleges and universities belong. NCSM stands for National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics. Those of you who don't get the Newsletter, can probably borrow it from your math chair.
Anyway, in the Newsletter there is an excellent article by Zalman Usiskin, University of Chicago. It was his address at the opening session of the NCSM Annual Meeting in Boston in April. The article is entitled "The Stages of Change." IMHO it is the best piece that describes what went on in the l950's to the present toward math reform. I thought I was informed but Zalman presented some interesting bits of information of which I was unaware.
Math ed profs, I think it would be an excellent article for your pre-service teachers to read. --
Math History Lives!
Karen Dee Michalowicz VQUEST Math Lead Teacher/Trainer Upper School Mathematics Chair Virginia Quality Education The Langley School in Sciences and Technology 1411 Balls Hill Rd, McLean, VA 22012 USA 703-356-1920(w) E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: (703) 790-9712 --or-- KarenDM@aol.com