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Ahuja, Renu – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2019
This paper describes the theory of professional competence in teaching of mathematics developed through a cross-cultural examination of teaching practices of mathematics teachers recommended as competent by their principals in two selected high-achieving high schools of India and the United States. A detailed study of teacher cases from both of…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Mathematics Instruction, Comparative Education, Foreign Countries
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Takker, Shikha – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2011
The National Curriculum Framework 2005 envisions a reformed curriculum that connects knowledge and learning to the child's context. While concerns of equity, accessibility, and social transformation have been aimed through education, the crucial link of "teacher"--instrumental in realizing these aims--seems missing. This study explores…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Teacher Attitudes, National Curriculum, Mathematics Education
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Raman, Manya – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2010
This paper reports a study aimed at characterizing the conditions that lead to high achievement in mathematics in India. The study involved eight schools in the greater Mumbai region. The main result of the study is that the notion of high achievement itself is problematic, as reflected in the reports about mathematics achievement within and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Achievement, High Achievement, Cultural Influences