New Data Released: Mathematics Teaching in the 21st Century

The Education Research Data Sharing Initiative, an AERA-ICPSR Partnership, has released a new study, Mathematics Teaching in the 21st Century, or MT21.

MT21 is a cross-national study of the preparation of middle school mathematics teachers.  It was designed to answer the following question: how shall we prepare our future teachers to teach a more rigorous curriculum to all students?  Data were collected from teachers in their first and last years of preparation by sampling institutions in each country.  Future teachers were asked about their backgrounds, course-taking and program activities, knowledge relevant to their teaching (mathematical and pedagogical), and beliefs and perspectives on content and pedagogy. It is hoped that the resulting international data will not only serve to provide policy insights but will also bring about change by making visible contrasts with other countries in terms of teacher preparation in the United States.

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Mathematics Teaching in the 21st Century