Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-8
  2. Perspectives on Teacher Education

  3. Making Sense of Mathematics

  4. Making Sense of Teaching

  5. Making Sense of The Context of Teaching

  6. Making Sense of the Complexity of Teacher Education

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 321-335

About this book


This is a research-based book on mathematics teacher education. It is about the learning of prospective and inservice mathematics teachers, mathematics educators, and researchers. The text is intended for a broad audience including teacher educators, mathematics educators, graduate students in mathematics education, and mathematics teachers at all levels of schooling. In offering an examination of teacher education programs from different societies and cultures, this book provides an international perspective on mathematics teacher education. Practical situations associated with related theories are studied critically throughout the chapters. The possibilities and constraints of making an analogy between mathematics learning theories and mathematics teachers' learning theories are argued and examined. New perspectives on mathematics teacher education are presented along with relevant examples thus enhancing the book's readability for international readers. BACKGROUND OF THE BOOK The book was inspired by the obvious need to address issues in mathematics teacher education. In particular, the following mission statement for the newly established Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education (JMTE) reflects the mission of this book as well. The Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education is devoted to topics and issues involving the education of teachers of mathematics at all stages of their professional development. JMTE will serve as a forum for research on teachers' learning, for considering institutional, societal, and cultural influences that impact the education of mathematics teachers, and for creating models for teachers of mathematics. (Editorial, JMTE, 1(1), p.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Fou-Lai Lin
    • 1
  • Thomas J. Cooney
    • 2
  1. 1.National Taiwan Normal UniversityTaipeiTaiwan
  2. 2.University of GeorgiaAthensUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Making Sense of Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Editors Fou-Lai Lin
    Thomas J. Cooney
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-6985-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-7923-6986-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-010-0828-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages V, 335
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Mathematics Education
    Teaching and Teacher Education
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