International Panel on Policy and Practice
in Mathematics Education: 2001 Report

Appendix A

Mathematics Education Around the World: Bridging Policy and Practice

Agenda

Thursday, July 19    
9:00am-10:30am Introductions

Welcome



Logistics
Seminar overview
Joan Ferrini-Mundy,
Michigan State University
Herbert Clemens,
University of Utah, PCMI
Hyman Bass,
University of Michigan, ICMI
Nancy DeMello
Joan Ferrini-Mundy
10:30am-10:45am Break  
10:45am-11:45am Opening Session
From Practice to Policy
Moderator: Gail Burrill
Deborah Loewenberg Ball,
University of Michigan
Hyman Bass,
University of Michigan
11:45am-12:00noon Introduction to Issues Sessions  
12:00noon-1:00pm Lunch PCMI Tent
1:00pm-3:00pm Issues Session One
What is the relationship of national standards and national curriculum to teaching practice in your country?
Moderator: Joan Ferrini-Mundy
France: Antoine Bodin & Catherine Sackur
3:00pm-3:15pm Break  
3:15pm-4:15pm Cross Program: Geometry of Cosmos  
6:00pm-7:00pm Cocktail Social Hour North Lounge
7:00pm-9:00pm Dinner North Lounge
  Welcome E.J. (Jake) Garn
(Former U.S. Senator from Utah)
Friday, July 20    
8:15am-8:30am Summary and Daily Orientation Joan Ferrini-Mundy
8:30am-9:30am Remarks from Invited Observers
Reflections on Issues Session One
 
9:30am-10:30am Issue Session Two
What is the system of teacher education in your country and how does it relate to teaching practice?
Moderator: Gail Burrill
Egypt: Fayez Mina & Khaled Farouk Etman
10:30am-10:45am Break  
10:45am-11:45am Issue Session Two cont.  
11:45am-12:00noon Taking Stock Joan Ferrini-Mundy
12:00noon-1:00pm Lunch PCMI Tent
1:00pm-3:00pm Issues Session Three
Describe the role of algebra in the middle and secondary mathematics curriculum in your country. Similarly, how are ideas from probability and statistics currently configured in your system?
Moderator: Joan Ferrini-Mundy
Kenya: George Eshiwani & Beatrice Shikuku
3:00pm-3:15pm Break  
3:15pm-4:15pm Cross Program Activity: Statistics and Data Group  
4:15pm-5:00pm Tea and Cookies with PCMI participants Silver King 4
6:00pm Pizza Party PCMI Tent
Saturday, July 21    
8:15am-8:30am Summary and Daily Orientation Joan Ferrini-Mundy
8:30am-10:30am Issues Session Four
How does your country handle the balance between tradition and reform in mathematics education? What do tradition and reform mean within your mathematics education system?
Moderator: Gail Burrill
Japan: Yoshihiko Hashimoto & Miho Ueno
10:30am-10:45am Break  
10:45am-12:45pm Issues Session Five
How does your educational system decide the balance between depth and breadth? How is this decision effected in practice?
Moderator: Joan Ferrini-Mundy
India: Sudhakar Agarkar & Shailesh Shirali
12:45pm-2:00pm Working Lunch
Remarks from Invited Observers
Reflections on Issues
 
2:00pm-6:00pm Free time, shopping or sight seeing; dinner on own  
6:00pm-7:00pm Outdoor concert in Deer Valley: "Riders in the Sky"  
Sunday, July 22    
10:00am-12:00noon Brunch Park City Grill
1:00pm-5:00pm Sightseeing Excursion (Sundance Institute)  
  Dinner on own  
Monday, July 23    
8:15am-8:30am Summary and Daily Orientation Joan Ferrini-Mundy
8:30am-10:30am Issues Session Six
How does your country and culture deal with the challenges of excellence and accessibility in mathematics education? What is the balance of power and input into the system between the various educational constituencies?
Moderator: Gail Burrill
Sweden: Gerd Brandell & Susanne Gennow
10:30am-10:45am Break  
10:45am-12:00noon Remarks from Invited Observers and General Discussion  
12:00noon-1:00pm Lunch PCMI Tent
1:00pm-3:00pm Issues Session Seven
What is the role of mathematics education as a profession and of mathematics education research in your country?
Moderator: Joan Ferrini-Mundy
Brazil: Romulo Lins & Carlos Alberto Francisco
3:00pm-3:15pm Break  
3:15pm-4:15pm PCMI Cross Program Activity  
  Dinner on own  
Tuesday, July 24    
8:15am-8:30am Summary and Daily Orientation Joan Ferrini-Mundy
8:30am-9:00am Remarks from Invited Observers
Reflections on Issues
 
9:00am-10:30am Synthesis and Discussion of Issues of Common Concern  
10:30am-10:45am Break  
10:45am-11:30noon Future Directions Herbert Clemens
11:30am-12:00noon Internet communication Suzanne Alejandre
12:00noon-1:00pm Lunch PCMI Tent
1:00pm-3:00pm Preparation of Report to Institute  
3:00pm-3:15pm Break  
3:15pm-4:15pm Institute-wide Presentation Theater
4:15pm-4:45pm Press availability  
6:00pm-7:00pm Cocktail Social Hour North Lounge
7:00pm-9:00pm Closing Dinner North Lounge

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