id: 06160627
dt: a
an: 2013c.00030
au: Karp, Alexander
ti: Supervising and monitoring: how the work of mathematics teachers was
checked and assessed in the Soviet Union between the late 1930s and the
1950s.
so: Bjarnadóttir, Kristín (ed.) et al., “Dig where you stand" 2.
Proceedings of the second “International conference on the history of
mathematics education", New University of Lisbon, Portugal, October
2‒5, 2011. Lisbon: UIED, Unidade de Investigação Educação e
Desenvolvimento; Caparica: Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de
Ciência e Tecnologia (ISBN 978-989-97487-2-9/pbk). 239-249 (2012).
py: 2012
pu: Lisbon: UIED, Unidade de Investigação Educação e Desenvolvimento;
Caparica: Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciência e
Tecnologia
la: EN
cc: A30 A40 D69
ut: evaluation of teachers; assessment of mathematics classes; communist party
ci:
li:
ab: Summary: The belief that the work of mathematics teachers, in order to be
accountable, must be systematically checked and monitored is becoming
increasingly widespread. In the Soviet Union, “supervision and
monitoring" (the expression usually employed in descriptions of the
work of school administrators) was regarded as the foundation of all
pedagogical activity; for this reason, the history of Russian (Soviet)
mathematics education offers examples of ways in which such systematic
and comprehensive monitoring was implemented. This paper focuses
specifically on the assessment of mathematics lessons both within the
school and by inspectors from outside. It also considers how educators
conceived of the ideal lesson and what deviations from this ideal
schema existed. The paper is based mainly on archival materials ‒
transcripts of school meetings and meetings of organisations
responsible for monitoring the work of teachers, transcripts of various
conferences, as well as all kinds of accounts and reports concerning
actual monitoring.
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