Friday, June 30, 2006

The end of education schools

Check out this post on Robert Talbert's Casting Out Nines.

He is referring to an essay by Peter Wood that predicts that education schools will be gone by 2036. It seems like there isn't a lot of support out there for the stats quo. I wonder if there will be much change in the near future?

I gave my own comments on the issue on Joanne Jacob's blog.

If you are interested in elementary math education, I recommend the book Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics, by Liping Ma. It shows some very scary stuff about elementary school teachers' lack of mathematical knowledge. Most of the American elementary teachers they studied couldn't correctly divide fractions (let alone come up with appropriate story problems to illustrate the problems).

1 comment:

Darren said...

Liping Ma's book should be required reading in every elementary education teacher program.