Inquiry Fall 2005: Mathematics Teaching & Learning

Message from the Dean
Penelope Peterson
Faculty News
Marilyn Sherman
School News
Marilyn Sherman
Six Is a Perfect Number
The number 6 is not only the School of Education and Social Policy's new spot on U.S. News & World Report's annual rankings of graduate programs in education. It also enjoys a long history of being regarded as beautiful, even magical, and one SESP professor thinks it can shed light on ways to improve math literacy in the United States.
Lisa Stein
Video as a Lens for Mathematics Teacher Learning
SESP professor Miriam Sherin watches mathematics teachers watching themselves on tape, analyzes what they analyze.
Ed Finkel
From Boardroom to Blackboard
SESP's alternative certification program gives career changers a fast track into mathematics teaching as it increases educational opportunity for underserved students.
Marilyn Sherman with photos by Mark Swindle and Andrew Campbell
Mathematics Leadership: A Different Equation
Recent research by SESP professor James Spillane and his colleagues has uncovered some distinctive features of mathematics leadership in elementary schools.
Marilyn Sherman
Ben Passty Makes Mathematics Count
The family business is mathematics for Ben Passty, a fellow in SESP's Multidisciplinary Program in Education Sciences (MPES) program and a third-year doctoral student in economics.
Marilyn Sherman
Aki Murata Finds Vocation in Teaching Mathematics Teaching
When Aki Murata (PhD02) was named assistant professor of education at Stanford University in August, she reached one more milestone in a life marked by unexpected twists and turns, a love of education and an openness to fresh starts.
Lisa Stein
The Learning Society
The Learning Society consists of alumni and friends whose leadership and generosity in annual giving provide vital support to the School of Education and Social Policy.