© 2009

The Professional Education and Development of Teachers of Mathematics

The 15th ICMI Study

  • Ruhama Even
  • Deborah Loewenberg Ball

Part of the New ICMI Study Series book series (NISS, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Setting the Stage for the ICMI Study on the Professional Education and Development of Teachers of Mathematics

  3. Initial Mathematics Teacher Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-12
    2. Jarmila Novotná
      Pages 13-14
    3. Maria Teresa Tatto, Stephen Lerman, Jarmila Novotná
      Pages 15-23
    4. Peter Liljedahl, V. Durand-Guerrier, C. Winsløw, I. Bloch, P. Huckstep, T. Rowland et al.
      Pages 25-33
    5. Uwe Gellert, S. Amato, M. Bairral, L. Zanette, I. Bloch, G. Gadanidis et al.
      Pages 35-55
    6. Christer Bergsten, Barbro Grevholm, Franco Favilli, N. Bednarz, J. Proulx, D. Mewborn et al.
      Pages 57-70
    7. Stephen Lerman, S. A. Amato, N. Bednarz, M. M. M. S. David, V. Durand-Guerrier, G. Gadanis et al.
      Pages 73-82
    8. Merrilyn Goos, B. Arvold, N. Bednarz, L. DeBlois, J. Maheux, F. Morselli et al.
      Pages 83-91
    9. Carl Winsløw, C. Bergsten, D. Butlen, M. David, P. Gómez, B. Grevholm et al.
      Pages 93-101
    10. Richard Millman, Paola Iannone, Peter Johnston-Wilder
      Pages 127-133

About this book


The premise of the 15th ICMI Study is that teachers are key to students' opportunities to learn mathematics. What teachers of mathematics know, care about, and do is a product of their experiences and socialization, together with the impact of their professional education. The Professional Education and Development of Teachers of Mathematics assembles important new international work- development, research, theory and practice - concerning the professional education of teachers of mathematics. As it examines critical areas to reveal what is known and what significant questions and problems warrant collective attention, the volume also contributes to the strengthening of the international community of mathematics educators.


Preparing and maintaining a high-quality, professional teaching force that can teach mathematics effectively and prepare youth for a future of social responsibility is a worldwide challenge. As such, systems of teacher education, both initial and continuing, are essential to the success of mathematics educators and their students. More international exchange of knowledge and information about the professional development would certainly benefit both groups, and this volume seeks to address the need.


The Professional Education and Development of Teachers of Mathematics offers a cross-cultural conversation about mathematics teacher education in mathematics around the world with attention given to research, theory, practice and policy.


Development Education Even ICMI Loewenberg Ball Teacher education Teacher knowledge Teachers mathematics education

Editors and affiliations

  • Ruhama Even
    • 1
  • Deborah Loewenberg Ball
    • 2
  1. 1.Weizmann Institute of ScienceRehovotIsrael
  2. 2.University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

About the editors

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Professional Education and Development of Teachers of Mathematics
  • Book Subtitle The 15th ICMI Study
  • Editors Ruhama Even
    Deborah Loewenberg Ball
  • Series Title New ICMI Study Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer US 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-09600-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4419-3496-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-387-09601-8
  • Series ISSN 1387-6872
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 280
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Mathematics Education
    Teaching and Teacher Education
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