CBMS Issues in Mathematics Education 2001; 176 pp; softcover Volume: 9 ISBN10: 0821827715 ISBN13: 9780821827710 List Price: US$34 Member Price: US$27.20 All Individuals: US$27.20 Order Code: CBMATH/9
 This book is the first to focus specifically on doctoral programs in mathematics education. It reflects the proceedings of a National Conference on Doctoral Programs in Mathematics Education (Lake Ozark, MO) which was sponsored by the National Science Foundation. This conference was proceeded by a comprehensive survey of programs conducted over the preceding year. The meeting was designed to generate dialog regarding the nature of current doctoral programs in mathematics education, to discuss ways to strengthen such programs, and to detail suggestions and guidelines for faculty engaged in restructuring an existing program or in creating a new one. This volume outlines the results of the conference organized by the following sections:  Background, which includes papers providing different perspectives of doctoral programs in mathematics education in the U.S. and abroad.
 Core Components, which highlights elements in common to most doctoral mathematic programs, including course work, research, education, and teaching.
 Related Issues, which addresses the challenges of recruiting, organizing new programs, and restructuring existing programs.
 Reactions and Reflections, which contains the thoughts of recent graduates regarding their doctoral programs and observations on the importance of integrating policy issues into doctoral programs.
 Ideas for Action, which provides a brief synthesis of the conference and offers suggestions for future action to improve future doctoral programs.
This series is published in cooperation with the Mathematical Association of America. Readership Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in mathematics education. Table of Contents Background  E. F. Donoghue  Mathematics education in the United States: Origins of the field and the development of early graduate programs
 R. E. Reys, B. Glasgow, G. A. Ragan, and K. W. Simms  Doctoral programs in mathematics education in the U.S.: A status report
 F. Fennell, D. Briars, T. Crites, S. Gay, and H. Tunis  Reflections on the match between jobs and doctoral programs in mathematics education
 A. J. Bishop  International perspectives on doctoral studies in mathematics education
Core components  J. T. Fey  Doctoral programs in mathematics education: Features, options, and challenges
 F. K. Lester, Jr. and T. P. Carpenter  The research preparation of doctoral students in mathematics education
 J. A. Dossey and G. Lappan  The mathematical education of mathematics educators in doctoral programs in mathematics education
 N. C. Presmeg and S. Wagner  Preparation in mathematics education: Is there a basic core for everyone?
 D. V. Lambdin and J. W. Wilson  The teaching preparation of mathematics educators in doctoral programs in mathematics education
 L. V. Stiff  Discussions on different forms of doctoral dissertations
 G. Blume  Beyond course experiences: The role of noncourse experiences in mathematics education doctoral programs
Related issues  C. Thornton, R. H. Hunting, J. M. Shaughnessy, J. T. Sowder, and K. C. Wolff  Organizing a new doctoral program in mathematics education
 D. B. Aichele, J. Boaler, C. A. Maher, D. Rock, and M. Spikell  Reorganizing and revamping doctoral programsChallenges and results
 K. C. Wolff  Recruiting and funding doctoral students
 C. E. Lamb  The use of distancelearning technology in mathematics education doctoral programs
 R. Lesh, J. A. Crider, and E. Gummer  Emerging possibilities for collaborating doctoral programs
Reactions and reflections  J. M. Bay  Appropriate preparation of doctoral students: Dilemmas from a small program perspective
 A. Flores  Perspectives from a newcomer on doctoral programs in mathematics education
 T. Lingefjärd  Why I became a doctoral student in mathematics education in the United States
 V. M. Long  PolicyA missing but important element in preparing doctoral students
 G. A. Ragan  My doctoral program in mathematics educationA graduate student's perspective
Ideas for action  J. Hiebert, J. Kilpatrick, and M. M. Lindquist  Improving U. S. doctoral programs in mathematics education
References  R. E. Reys and J. Kilpatrick  References
Appendices  R. E. Reys and J. Kilpatrick  List of participants
 R. E. Reys and J. Kilpatrick  Conference agenda
