Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education (JMTE) and ZDM have published some new and interesting online articles:
- “Recruiting and retaining secondary mathematics teachers: lessons learned from an innovative four-year undergraduate program“, is a JMTE-article written by A.F. Artzt and F.R. Curcio. They describe some of the innovative aspects of a NSF funded program (TIME 2000), that was started as a response to the critical shortage of qualified mathematics teachers in the U.S.
- “Imagination as a tool in mathematics teacher education” was written by O. Chapman for JMTE. Chapman describes some of the theory within this field, and he also makes a description of some of his own experiences with a class of prospective mathematics teachers, before he makes connections between other related articles in this forthcoming issue.
- “How are theoretical approaches expressed in research practices? A report on an experience in comparing theoretical approaches with respect to the construction of research problems” is an article written for ZDM by S. Prediger. She explores the idea that theoretical approaches might be usefully compared in terms of the ways in which they lead researchers to construe commonsense classroom problems (quote from the abstract).
- “Toward networking three theoretical approaches: the case of social interactions” was written by I. Kidron et al. and published online (in ZDM) Tuesday, March 4 (all four articles were published at the same date). The discussions in this article was initiated at CERME4 and continued at CERME5, and the focus is on comparing, contrasting and combining different theoretical frameworks that are currently used in mathematics education.