Hidden Dimensions in the Professional Development of Mathematics Teachers

In-Service Education for and with Teachers

  • Bettina Roesken

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 151-162

About this book

Introduction

Professional development is often determined by black and white thinking. Either issues are considered as being good or bad, or statements like teachers should or teachers must are transported. However, it is easily forgotten from which perspective the judgment is taken, surely it is not the teacher’s one. Profoundly respecting and cherishing the teachers and their needs, allows for arriving at a vision of professional development that is for and with teachers, instead being simply about them. This book presents the field of mathematics teacher professional development both from a theoretical and an empirical perspective. In particular, the initiative Mathematics Done Differently that has been run in Germany is presented, in whose context the data of the empirical study was gathered. The empirical findings led to postulating a model describing teachers’ individual growth pathways and to providing implications for constructing practices that are based on what teachers really need.

Keywords

Mathematics Education

Authors and affiliations

  • Bettina Roesken
    • 1
  1. 1.University of BochumGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6091-433-1
  • Copyright Information SensePublishers 2011
  • Publisher Name SensePublishers
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Online ISBN 978-94-6091-433-1