The 2010 Banff workshop on teachers as stakeholders in mathematics education research

Bharath Sriraman, Günter Törner

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The Banff International Research Station (BIRS) for mathematical innovation and discovery held a 5-day workshop entitled "Teachers as Stakeholders of Mathematics Education Research" from December 5-10, 2010. This workshop coorganized by Guenter Toerner (University of Duisburg-Essen), Bharath Sriraman (University of Montana), Klaus Hoechsman (Pacific Institute of Mathematical Sciences, UBC-Canada), and Sharon Friesen (University of Calgary), followed up a successful workshop organized in Oberwolfach, Germany in 2007, and brought together 25 participants from all over the world. Participants included key members of the American Mathematical Society, the German Mathematical Society and the Canadian Mathematical Society, in addition to key educational policy makers from Germany, Austria and Australia. One of the goals of the workshop was to unify approaches to mathematics content presented in textbooks aimed at teacher education, in addition to discussing sustainable models of longitudinal professional development that have been successfully implemented in Australia, Europe, Israel and North America. In this special issue of The Mathematics Enthusiast, the myriad approaches to mathematics teacher professional development are presented and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalMathematics Enthusiast
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2014


  • BIRS
  • Mathematics education policy
  • Mathematics education research (MER)
  • Mathematics teacher professional development
  • Models of professional development
  • Professional development (PD)


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