Status of Mathematics Teachers

  • Donald J. Albers

Abstract

I would like to tell you what my candidate is for the problem of mathematics education. The problem of mathematics education is: Why is it necessary to have mathematics education? Just why is it necessary to teach children mathematics? I am not questioning the need to know mathematics. Absolutely not; that is obvious to me. I am questioning why we need to teach mathematics. That is a fundamental thing that we don’t reflect on enough.

Keywords

Mathematics Education Mathematics Teacher Prospective Teacher Elementary Teacher Prospective Elementary Teacher 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1981

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