International Perspectives on Mathematics Teacher Education

Edited by:
Denisse R Thompson, University of South Florida
Christine Suurtamm, University of Ottawa
Mary Ann Huntley, Cornell University

A volume in the series: Research in Mathematics Education. Editor(s): Denisse R Thompson, University of South Florida. Mary Ann Huntley, Cornell University. Christine Suurtamm, University of Ottawa.

Mathematics teacher education includes the mathematics content teachers need to understand, the ways that pedagogical approaches are developed, the messages about the nature of mathematics teaching and learning, and the interface between tertiary preparation and school contexts. Scholars from Sweden, France, Malawi, Singapore, New Zealand, Brazil, the USA, and Canada provide insights for the mathematics education community’s understanding of how teacher educators in different countries structure, develop, and implement their respective mathematics teacher education programs. Several themes emerged across the chapters, including: varied approaches to developing culturally responsive pedagogies and/or Indigenous perspectives to ensure equity for all students; issues and challenges in fostering partnerships and collaborations among various stakeholders, with partnerships involving connections with mathematics classroom teachers, school districts, and/or mathematicians or mathematics departments; strategies for developing mathematics knowledge for teaching, providing insights into messages about what it means to learn mathematics in terms of content and pedagogy; and preparing teachers who have flexibility and resourcefulness. This book will be of interest to those responsible for higher education, including teacher educators, researchers in mathematics teacher education, instructors of graduate courses preparing future teacher educators, as well as policy makers.

Preface. Questions Facing Mathematics Teacher Education: An Introduction to the Volume, Christine Suurtamm, Mary Ann Huntley, Denisse R. Thompson. The Crosscurrents of Swedish Mathematics Teacher Education, Iben Maj Christiansen, Anette de Ron, Andreas Ebbelind, Susanne Engström, Susanne Frisk, Cecilia Kilhamn, Veronica Jatko Kraft, Yvonne Liljekvist, Mathias Norqvist, Rimma Nyman, Lisa Österling, Hanna Palmér, Anna Pansell, Astrid Pettersson, Kerstin Pettersson, Inger Ridderlind, Christina Skodras, Kicki Skog, Lovisa Sumpter. Teacher Training in Mathematics in France, Nadine Grapin, Nathalie Sayac. Mathematics Teacher Education in Malawi, Everton Lacerda Jacinto, Mercy Kazima, Arne Jakobsen, Raymond Bjuland. Mathematics Teacher Education in Singapore, Eng Guan Tay, Berinderjeet Kaur. Mathematics Teacher Education in Aotearoa New Zealand, Glenda Anthony, Raewyn Eden. Education of Teachers who Teach Mathematics in Brazil, Celi Espasandin Lopes, Adair Mendes Nacarato. Mathematics Teacher Education in the United States with a Focus on Innovations in Recruitment and Equitable Instructional Practices, Amy Roth McDuffie, Tariq Akmal, Mary Q. Foote. Mathematics Teacher Education in Canada: Emerging Possibilities in Engaging with Indigenous Perspectives, Florence Glanfield, Christopher Charles. Reflections on Commonalities and Challenges in Mathematics Teacher Education Across Eight Countries, Mary Ann Huntley, Denisse R. Thompson, Christine Suurtamm. About the Editors. About the Contributors.