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Mathematics Teacher Preparation in Central America and the Caribbean

The Cases of Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic and Venezuela

Editors: Ruiz, Angel (Ed.)

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  • Offers a comparative analysis on mathematics teacher education in Central America and the Caribbean
  • Provides important and so far unpublished information on mathematics Education in Latin America
  • Offers direction for international collaborative research 
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This book is an excellent synthesis of the initial and continuing preparation for Mathematics Teaching in Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic and Venezuela, from which comparative analyses can be made that show similarities and differences, and highlight various perspectives.
In August 2012, a workshop of the Capacity and Networking Project (CANP) of the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI) was held in Costa Rica. This CANP brought together for two weeks a group of 66 Mathematics educators, mathematicians, university administrators, and elementary and secondary teachers from Colombia, Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, Panamá and Costa Rica. The goal was to promote progress in Mathematics Education in the region; as such it was a unique experience in the region. One of the most important results of this event was the creation of the Mathematics Education Network of Central America and the Caribbean (REDUMATE). It was organized by persons associated with the Mathematics Education Reform Project in Costa Rica (responsible for the most outstanding and innovative curriculum reform in Latin America) and the Inter-American Committee on Mathematics Education (IACME), which is an official regional multinational organization affiliate of ICMI.
This book brings to the international Educational Community an important collection of experiences and ideas in the Mathematics Education of four countries of a region within the heart of the American continent, a region that has been many times forgotten. The dissemination of these results can promote the search for international collaborative actions in a wider scale. 

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“This book gives the reader an eye-opening interpretation of the current research, facts, and realities on the state of mathematics education. Books like this put together vital papers to give math educators an up-to-date state of affairs in the profession, acknowledgement of the problems, and the incentive to figure out what to do to solve the problems.” (Peter T. Olszewski, MAA Reviews, November, 2017)


Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • Mathematics Teacher Preparation in Central America and the Caribbean. An Introduction

    Ruiz, Angel

    Pages 1-17

  • Colombia: Mathematics Education and the Preparation of Teachers. Consolidating a Professional and Scientific Field

    Guacaneme-Suárez, Edgar Alberto (et al.)

    Pages 19-37

  • Costa Rica: The Preparation of Mathematics Teachers

    Morales-López, Yuri

    Pages 39-56

  • Dominican Republic: The Initial and Continuing Preparation of Teachers

    Cruz, Ivanovnna (et al.)

    Pages 57-70

  • Venezuela: Initial and Continuing Preparation of the Mathematics Teacher

    León Gómez, Nelly (et al.)

    Pages 71-86

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mathematics Teacher Preparation in Central America and the Caribbean
Book Subtitle
The Cases of Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic and Venezuela
Editors
  • Angel Ruiz
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Education
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-44177-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-44177-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-44176-4
Series ISSN
2211-1921
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 86
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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