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\iteman{ZMATH 2014a.00100}
\itemau{Jacobsen, Laura J.}
\itemti{Embedding mathematics in the elementary teacher education curriculum network.}
\itemso{Philos. Math. Educ. J. 25, Special Issue: Critical Mathematics Education, 50 p., electronic only (2010).}
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Summary: This paper is based on ethnographic research approached with a view of mathematics teacher education as embedded within the teacher education program on the whole. I describe preservice elementary teachers' contextualizations of mathematics in the program as well as their place-based characterizations of the value and (ir-)relevance of coursework and fieldwork to teaching. Drawing on these results, I speculate that popular NCTM standards-based reform visions, and related standards-based approaches in other disciplines, may produce divisions between philosophy and practice that sometimes function in an unacceptable way to sort and rank schools. I introduce and suggest the need for a mathematics education in the public interest that critically analyzes pressing social, political, and economic issues. Finally, I raise challenges to popular approaches and assumptions of mathematics teacher education research and suggest that a networks-based research approach may be one possible avenue for critically examining mainstream approaches toward, and implications of, mathematics teacher education.
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\itemcc{B50 A40 D39 C69 B79}
\itemut{primary education; teacher education; network-based research; mathematics and society; sociocultural aspects; educational sociology; mathematics and philosophy; mathematics and politics; mathematics and culture; multicultural education; critical mathematics education; NCTM standards; research on teacher learning; equity; social justice}
\itemli{http://people.exeter.ac.uk/PErnest/pome25/Laura%20J.%20Jacobsen%20%20Embedding%20Mathematics%20in%20the%20Elementary%20Teacher.doc}
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