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Henry Pollak

  • Lynn Arthur Steen
  • Donald J. Albers

Abstract

Henry Pollak, Director of Mathematics Research at Bell Labs in Murray Hill, New Jersey, served as Chairman of the program committee for ICME IV. Dr. Pollak is a research mathematician who heads one of the world’s most prestigious and innovative industrial research groups. Yet he devotes a considerable part of his professional energy to mathematics education, because the Bell System, like industry generally, has a tremendous stake in education. Indeed, Bell Labs spends each year about $1000 per employee on continuing education. “It is not at all surprising that Bell Labs should have a major interest in education, because it is so important to us. My personal conviction is that I ought to devote some time to education. I see the result of the educational system as we hire people, and I have ideas as what needs to be done.”

Keywords

Teaching Teacher Mathematics Education Educational System Considerable Part Major Interest 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lynn Arthur Steen
    • 1
  • Donald J. Albers
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsSt. Olaf CollegeNorthfieldUSA
  2. 2.Mathematics DepartmentMenlo CollegeMenlo ParkUSA

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