Friday, April 14, 2017

NCTM - strategic Priorities

What follows is a list of Strategic Priorities from the NCTM.      Unfortunately NAEP, TIMSS, and PISA results for the USA indicate a startling lack of progress.  Is it time to look for accountability from the Math Education Establishment?
If not now, when?
  A better course of action than what is promoted by the NCTM is needed.

  • Access, Equity and Empowerment: Advance knowledge about, and infuse in every aspect of mathematics education, a culture of equity where each and every person has access to and is empowered by the opportunities mathematics affords.                          
  • Advocacy: Engage in public and political advocacy to focus policymakers and education decision makers on improving learning and teaching mathematics.                                                                                                                                   
  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment: Provide guidance and resources for developing and implementing mathematics curriculum, instruction, and assessment that are coherent, focused, well-articulated, and consistent with research in the field, and focused on increasing student learning.                                                                          
  • Professional Development: Provide professional development to all stakeholders to help ensure each and every student receives the highest quality mathematics education.                                                                                                                                
  • Research: Ensure that sound research is integrated into all activities of the Council.                                                                                                                                        
  • Technology: Promote strategic use of technology to advance mathematical reasoning, sense making, problem solving, and communication.
  •           (Approved by the NCTM Board of Directors, October 20, 2012)

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