Mathematics Education Around the World:
Bridging Policy and Practice

Reflections from the 2001 IAS/Park City Mathematics Institute International Panel on Policy and Practice in Mathematics Education

19 - 23 July 2001

Institute for Advanced Study

Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Gail Burrill, Glenda Breaux (Editors)

This report is the product of an international seminar on mathematics education held at the IAS/Park City Mathematics Institute on 19-23 July 2001 at Park City, Utah, under the auspices of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements page 3
Introduction page 5
Issue 1: National Curriculum, Standards, and Teaching Practice page 10
Issue 2: Teacher Education Process and Teacher Practice page 26
Issue 3: Content in the Mathematics Curriculum page 35
Issue 4: Tradition and Reform in Mathematics Education page 47
Issue 5: Depth and Breadth in the Mathematics Curriculum page 56
Issue 6: Excellence and Access page 68
Issue 7: Math Education as a Profession page 91
Appendix A Agenda page 99
Appendix B Participants page 102
Appendix C Background Materials page 104
Appendix D Regulation of the French Educational System for Mathematics page 105
Appendix E Four Case Studies from India page 112
Appendix F Balance of Power and Inputs in the Swedish System page 117

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