What can we teach mathematics teachers? Lessons from Hong Kong

Koon Shing Frederick LEUNG, Man Sang Arthur LEE, Allen Yuk Lun LEUNG, Francis LOPEZ-REAL, Ah Chee Ida MOK, Ka Lok WONG

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Abstract

In this chapter, we give an overview of the mathematics teacher education in Hong Kong. Against this background, the contents of the preparatory programme for pre-service and in-service mathematics teachers offered by the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong are reviewed. Important stages of changes of the programme in the past decade are traced, and the content of the mathematics-related component is analyzed. Four issues on preparation of mathematics teachers are then discussed. They include: understanding of the mathematics curriculum, mastering of generic teaching skills and the teaching of specific topics, the development of basic needs for an era of information technology, and the development of teachers’ ability of self-reflection. Copyright © 2010 Sense Publishers. The publisher web site is located at https://www.sensepublishers.com
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReforms and issues in school mathematics in East Asia: Sharing and understanding mathematics education policies and practices
EditorsFrederick Koon Shing LEUNG , Yeping LI
Place of PublicationRotterdam, the Netherlands
PublisherSense Publishers
Pages153-167
ISBN (Print)9789460912269, 9460912265, 9789460912276, 9460912273
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Citation

Leung, F. K. S., Lee, A. M. S., Leung, A. Y. L., Lopez-Real, F., Mok, I. A. C., & Wong, K. L. (2010). What can we teach mathematics teachers? Lessons from Hong Kong. In F. K. S. Leung & Y. Li (Eds.), Reforms and issues in school mathematics in East Asia: Sharing and understanding mathematics education policies and practices (pp. 153-167). Rotterdam, the Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

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