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Jerry P. Becker

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CALL: TSG #23 at ICME-9
Posted: Feb 2, 2000 12:16 PM
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Note: The Organizers of TSG # 23 asked me to post this announcement.
Ninth International Congress on Mathematics Education [ICME-9]

Topic Study Group #23: TIMSS and Comparative Studies in Mathematics Education


This Topic Study Group would provide participants a unique opportunity to
re-look at some of the general concerns of the TIMSS study. In many
instances individual researchers and countries have attempted to re-analyse
the data from their own perspectives , these findings and implications from
around the world would be discussed during the two 90-minute sessions.

An attempt would also be made to have contributions on other Comparative
studies in Mathematics Education, such as PISA and the International
Project on Mathematical Attainment (IPMA).

The group will give its participants an opportunity to present their
contributions either via short presentations or by distribution of print
papers and offer them a forum to share their research / ideas.


TIMSS and Comparative Studies in Mathematics Education

This Topic group would be organised in the following manner. During the
first 90 minute-session there would be a 20 minute presentation on the
TIMSS study. This would be followed by two parallel groups (A & B)
meetings. Group A would have Cultural Factors and Mathematics Education as
their theme. Group B would focus on Comparative Research and Gender Issues.

The second 90 minute-session would start with groups C and D meeting
separately for the first 60 minutes. Group C would focus on Mathematics
Instruction - Teachers and Pupils' Perspectives while Group D would have
New Challenges in Comparative Education as their theme. These two groups
would come together during the last 30 mins of the session and attend a
presentation on the PISA project

This topic group seeks papers dealing with the above mentioned issues.

If you are interested in presenting, please summarise in 250 -500 words
your presentation. This summary would help us schedule your contribution.
The summary as well as the presentation itself, must be given in English,
the main official language of ICME-9.

Please send the summary by 15th February 2000 by e-mail to all four
organisers of TSG-23 named below. If for any reason e-mail is not suitable,
please fax a proposal to the chief organisors: Liv Sissel Gronmo or
Berinderjeet Kaur whose details are given below.

IMPORTANT: An official invitation to present can only come from the ICME-9
National Organizing Committee )NOC), the official organisation for ICME-9.
It cannot come from any of the organisers of TSG-23. However the organisers
of the group will make the necessary recommendation for an invitation to be
sent. Furthermore, it is Congress policy that each individual is restricted
to one major speaking appearance.

Please circulate this Call for Papers to individuals who may be interested.

Chief Organisers:
Prof Liv Sissel Gronnmo
ILS, University of Oslo
Box 1099 Blindern
N-0316 Oslo
Fax: (47) - 22857623

Prof Berinderjeet Kaur
Division of Mathematics
National Institute of Education
469 Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259756
Fax: (65) - 4698952

Associate Organisers:

Prof Michael Neubrand

Prof Sharleen Forbes

Kyung Mee Park

Jerry P. Becker
Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901-4610 USA
Fax: (618) 453-4244
Phone: (618) 453-4241 (office)
(618) 457-8903 (home)


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