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Initiatives in Mathematics Education Centres and Programs Around the World
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Project 2061 American Association for the Advancement of Science http://www.project2061.org Mission: To change the way educators and members of the public think about the priorities and purposes of science, mathematics, and technology education. To make recommendations about what all students should know and be able to do in science, mathematics and technology by the time they leave high school.
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The Center for the Enhancement of Science and Mathematics Education (CESAME) Northeastern University http:// www.cesame.neu.edu Mission: 1) To create awareness of the need to implement standards-based curriculum. 2) To support the implementation of standards-based curriculum. 3) To provide high quality professional development in mathematics and science teaching
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Middle School Math Through Applications Program (MMAP) San Francisco Bay Area, California http:// mmap.wested.org / Mission: 1) To define and test the feasibility of an applications- based approach to learning math by creating and field testing a series of application units and assessments for middle school math classrooms; 2) To learn more about the ways that technologies might be integrated into the mathematics classroom through a research and development process; 3) To bring to the curriculum design process a collaborative community that included education researchers, teachers and teacher educators, curriculum developers, math-using professionals and students; 4) To work with teachers to learn about the issues they face as they make changes in their perspectives and practices; and, 5) To conduct research to improve on our materials design and to generate new understandings of mathematics teaching and learning.
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Center for Education and Equity in Mathematics, Science and Technology (CEEMaST) California State Polytechnic University, Pomona http:// www.ceemast.csupomona.edu / Mission: 1) To promote the professional development of teachers of mathematics, science, and technology. 2) To improve the teaching and learning of science and mathematics at all levels. 3) To promote the study of science and mathematics by all students, with a particular outreach to females and minority group members.
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Information Technology in Science (ITS) Center for Teaching and Learning http:// its.tamu.edu / Mission: To fundamentally change the culture and relationships among scientists, educational researchers, and teachers by engaging them in the use of information technology. The research objectives of the Center will focus on the
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