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What Core Knowledge do Doctoral Students in Mathematics Education Need to Know?. Joan Ferrini-Mundy National Science Foundation. Conference on Doctoral Programs in Mathematics Education Kansas City September 24, 2007. core knowledge for doctoral mathematics education. purposes of
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National Science Foundation
Conference on Doctoral Programs in Mathematics Education
September 24, 2007
context and trends
Chris Golde, 2006, Preparing Stewards of the Discipline, p. 5
Jim Fey, 2001, Doctoral programs in mathematics education:
Features, options, and challenges, p. 57
National Science Foundation, 2007, IntegrativeGraduate Education
And Research Traineeship Program Solicitation
Virginia Richardson, Stewards of a field, stewards of an enterprise: The doctorate in education, pp. 251-2
Council of Graduate Schools, 1990, cited in National Science Foundation U.S. Doctorates in the 20th Century, 2006
“…ensure the vitality of intellectual discovery and to promote an environmentthat cultivates rigorous scholarship”
Council of Graduate Schools, Mission Statement, 2007
Jim Wilson, 2003,Development of a mathematics education community: A personal perspective.
steward who is responsible for both
the field of education study and the
…confront challenging problems of the future
…leaders and creative agents for change
narrow focus on research isn’t the right thing …
cultivate rigorous scholarship
scholars capable of discovering, integrating, and applying knowledge…
Michigan State University
A Report on NSF ESIE 0101110
1. Characteristics of current leaders in mathematics and science education?
2. What led to their leadership and influence?
3. What has been their role as leaders?
4. Where will the next generation of leaders come from?
- national & state leaders; recent graduates
- wanted to span the variability of the field
- 8 arenas of leadership
- early influences & graduate education
- 3 career “episodes”
NSF, US Doctorates in the 20th Century, 2006
to advance and disseminate research on the causal effects of education interventions, practices, programs, and policies
Jim Fey, 2001. Doctoral programs in mathematics education: Features, options, and challenges, pp. 56-57
Views from educational psychology: