International Panel:
Bridging Policy and Practice

A Focus on Teacher Preparation

Reflections from the 2002 Park City Mathematics Institute International Panel on Policy and Practice in Teacher Education

14 - 18 July 2002

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 Park City Mathematics Institute on 14-18 July 2002 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
Part I: Summary of Participants' Presentations  
        Introduction page 5
        Background page 6
        Cross-National Summary Tables of Pre-service and In-service Education page 10
        Presentation & Discussion Summaries page 18
                Presentation 1: Brazil page 19
                Presentation 2: Sweden page 25
                Presentation 3: Egypt page 30
                Presentation 4: Kenya page 35
                Presentation 5: France page 37
                Presentation 6: Japan page 43
                Presentation 7: India page 46
                Presentation 8: USA page 57
        Conclusion page 64
Part II: Cases of In-service Teacher Education via Collaborative Communities  
        General Introduction page 66
        A Note on the Basic Methodology Used page 67
        Overview of In-service Teacher Education via Collaborative Communities page 68
        Case Studies of the Situation in Various Countries  
                Case 1: Brazil page 75
                Case 2: Egypt page 78
                Case 4: India page 86
                Case 5: Japan page 90
                Case 6: Kenya page 99
                Case 7: Sweden page 102
                Case 8: USA page 104
        General Conclusions and Implications page 107
        Appendix A Meeting Agenda page 111
        Appendix B Roster of Participants page 114
        Appendix C Handouts from Swedish Presentation page 116
        Appendix D Handouts from Indian Presentation page 122

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