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Mathematics Teacher Education in the Andean Region and Paraguay

A Comparative Analysis of Issues and Challenges

  • Offers a comparative analysis on mathematics teacher education in the Andean Region and Paraguay

  • Provides important and so far unpublished information on mathematics Education in Latin America

  • Offers direction for international collaborative research

  • With Introduction by ICMI President Prof. Jill Adler

Part of the book series: SpringerBriefs in Education (BRIEFSEDUCAT)

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Table of contents (5 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxx
  2. Report on Mathematics Teacher Preparation in Bolivia

    • Sonia Ximena Cordero, Begoña Grigoriu, María Antonieta Valenzuela, Reinaldo Guzmán, Victoria Mamani, Gustavo Michel et al.
    Pages 1-18
  3. Report on Mathematics Teacher Preparation in Ecuador

    • Margarita Martínez Jara, Paola Castillo Domenech, César Trelles Zambrano, Eulalia Calle Palomeque, Andrea Ayala Trujillo, Fredy Rivadeneira Loor et al.
    Pages 19-45
  4. Report on Mathematics Teacher Preparation in Paraguay

    • Gabriela Gómez Pasquali, Diana Giménez de Von Lücken, Osvaldo Ramón Vega Gamarra, Margarita Sanabria, María Clara Santa Cruz Cosp, Elisa Maidana de Giangreco et al.
    Pages 47-74
  5. Report on Mathematics Teacher Preparation in Perú

    • Augusta Osorio Gonzales, María Aredo Alvarado, María del Carmen Bonillla Tumialan, Olimpia Castro Mora, Lilian Isidro Cámac, Cerapio Quintanilla Cóndor et al.
    Pages 75-103
  6. Correction to: Mathematics Teacher Education in the Andean Region and Paraguay

    • Yuriko Yamamoto Baldin, Uldarico Malaspina
    Pages C1-C1
  7. Back Matter

    Pages 105-106

About this book

This Open Access book is an excellent synthesis of the initial and continuing preparation for Mathematics Teaching in Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay and Peru, from which comparative analyses can be made that show similarities and differences, and highlight various perspectives.

In February 2016, the 5th Capacity and Networking Project (CANP) workshop of the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI) was held in Lima, Peru. The coordination of this two-week workshop was undertaken by an international scientific committee (IPC), with equal participation by mathematicians and mathematics educators from the region and from the international ICMI and IMU community.

The goal of CANP5 was to improve the quality of mathematics education in the region, which led to the main theme of the scientific program “Initial and Continued Teacher Education”. Country Reports on the main theme of teacher education systems for each country in this region were presented and discussed to detect common issues that might be improved through a collaborative network. One of the most important results of this event was the creation of a Mathematics Education Network, namely the Comunidad de Educación Matemática de America del Sur – CEMAS.

This book brings to the international Educational Community an important collection of experiences and ideas in the Mathematics Education of four Latin-American countries in the developing Andean region and Paraguay. The dissemination of these results can promote the search for international collaborative actions in a wider scale.


  • Mathematics teacher education Bolivia
  • Mathematics teacher education Ecuador
  • Mathematics teacher education Paraguay
  • Mathematics teacher education Peru
  • Teacher preparation Andean region
  • Cultural differences mathematics education
  • CANP/ICMI/CDC-IMU reports on Teacher education
  • Issues of curriculum development in developing countries
  • Professional development of school teachers in Latin America

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Mathematics, Universidade Federal de São Carlos, São Carlos, Brazil

    Yuriko Yamamoto Baldin

  • Department of Sciences, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima, Peru

    Uldarico Malaspina

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Mathematics Teacher Education in the Andean Region and Paraguay

  • Book Subtitle: A Comparative Analysis of Issues and Challenges

  • Editors: Yuriko Yamamoto Baldin, Uldarico Malaspina

  • Series Title: SpringerBriefs in Education

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018

  • License: CC BY-NC-ND

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-97543-6Published: 10 October 2018

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-97544-3Published: 04 October 2018

  • Series ISSN: 2211-1921

  • Series E-ISSN: 2211-193X

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXX, 106

  • Number of Illustrations: 4 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Mathematics Education, Teaching and Teacher Education, International and Comparative Education, Curriculum Studies

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 69.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)