Thursday, May 05, 2005 | 12:00am EDT
Despite the continuing “math wars” debates, there is an emerging consensus on the need for U.S. math teachers to improve both their content and pedagogical knowledge. Key researchers (who were selected using an informal peer review process) have been asked to provide an overview on recent research about what mathematics teachers ned to know and be able to do to improve the performance of all students.
James Hiebert, Robert J. Barkley Professor of Education, University of Delaware
Deborah Loewenberg Ball, William H. Payne Collegiate, Professor of Education and Director of Teacher Education, University of Michigan
Greetings: Eugenia Kemble, Executive Director, Albert Shanker Institute
Moderator: Toni Cortese, Executive Vice President, American Federation of Teachers