The Profession of Teaching

  • D. W. Alexander
  • Jeff Baxter
  • Iluminada C. CoronelSr.
  • Hilary Shuard
  • Zbigniew Semadini
  • Julian Weissglass
  • James E. Schulz
  • Thomas J. Cooney
  • Edward C. Jacobsen
  • Willy Vannhamme
  • Rosemary Fraser
  • Trevor J. Fletcher
  • Edith Biggs
  • M. E. Dunkley
  • Gerald R. Rising
  • A. G. Howson
  • Andrew C. Porter
  • David A. Sturgess
  • E. Glenadine Gibb
  • Martin Barner
  • Michel Darche
  • Richard Pallascio
  • Michael R. Silbert
  • Max Stephens
  • John C. Egsgard
  • Jacques Nimier
  • Leopoldo N. Varela


The 1975 report of the National Advisory Committee on Mathematical Education (NACOME) identified the lack of data regarding teacher education programs for mathematics teachers, particularly secondary teachers (NACOME, 1975: 144, 145). In response to this need for baseline data the Commisssion on the Education of Teachers of Mathematics (CETM) undertook a survey of preservice mathematics teacher education programs (elementary and secondary). Questionnaires were prepared, tested, and revised. In 1977 the 535 institutions accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education for the preparation of teachers in the U.S. and 48 Canadian institutions involved in such preparations were sent questionnaires. Fifty-six percent of the forms were completed. An analysis of the responses on the basis of size of institution and geographic region satisfied the members of CETM that the survey was representative. The data collected is available through ERIC (Sherrill, James).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. W. Alexander
    • 1
  • Jeff Baxter
    • 2
  • Iluminada C. CoronelSr.
    • 3
  • Hilary Shuard
    • 4
  • Zbigniew Semadini
    • 5
  • Julian Weissglass
    • 6
  • James E. Schulz
    • 7
  • Thomas J. Cooney
    • 8
  • Edward C. Jacobsen
    • 9
  • Willy Vannhamme
    • 10
  • Rosemary Fraser
    • 11
  • Trevor J. Fletcher
    • 12
  • Edith Biggs
    • 13
  • M. E. Dunkley
    • 14
  • Gerald R. Rising
    • 15
  • A. G. Howson
    • 16
  • Andrew C. Porter
    • 17
  • David A. Sturgess
    • 18
  • E. Glenadine Gibb
    • 19
  • Martin Barner
    • 20
  • Michel Darche
    • 21
  • Richard Pallascio
    • 22
  • Michael R. Silbert
    • 23
  • Max Stephens
    • 24
  • John C. Egsgard
    • 25
  • Jacques Nimier
    • 26
  • Leopoldo N. Varela
    • 27
  1. 1.University of TorontoTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Sturt College of Advanced EducationBedford ParkSouth Australia
  3. 3.Ateneo de Manila UniversityManilaPhilippines
  4. 4.Homerton CollegeCambridgeEngland
  5. 5.Institute of MathematicsWarsawPoland
  6. 6.University of CaliforniaSanta BarbaraUSA
  7. 7.Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA
  8. 8.University of GeorgiaAthensUSA
  9. 9.UnescoParisFrance
  10. 10.Universite Catholique de LouvainLouvain-la-NeuveBelgium
  11. 11.College of St Mark and St JohnPlymouthEngland
  12. 12.DurhamEngland
  13. 13.LondonEngland
  14. 14.Macquarie UniversityNorth RydeAustralia
  15. 15.State University of New YorkBuffaloUSA
  16. 16.University of SouthamptonSouthamptonEngland
  17. 17.Michigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA
  18. 18.University of NottinghamNottinghamEngland
  19. 19.The University of TexasAustinUSA
  20. 20.Deutsches Institut fur FernstudienFreiburgGermany
  21. 21.IREM d’OrleansFrance
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  23. 23.Hamilton Board of EducationHamiltonCanada
  24. 24.Education Department of AustraliaAustralia
  25. 25.Twin Lakes Secondary SchoolOrilliaCanada
  26. 26.IREM de ReimsReimsFrance
  27. 27.Buenos AiresArgentina

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