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Colombia: Mathematics Education and the Preparation of Teachers. Consolidating a Professional and Scientific Field

Edgar Alberto Guacaneme-Suarez, Gilberto Obando-Zapata, Diego Garzon and Jhony Alexander Villa-Ochoa

Abstract In this chapter a succinct panorama of some of the background, structure, development and limitations of the initial and continuing preparation of Mathematics teachers in Colombia is presented. Particularly, some aspects of the political, social and, in some cases, academic transformations that have affected Mathematics teacher preparation will be mentioned. Also, the current tendencies in initial and graduate education will be considered. Finally, we will indicate some achievements and current challenges facing research in Mathematics Education and teacher preparation that are facilitating a consolidation of this discipline as a professional and scientific field in the country.

Keywords Mathematics teacher preparation Research in mathematics education Mathematics teacher education Colombia

E.A. Guacaneme-Suarez (H)

Universidad Pedagogica Nacional, Bogota, Colombia e-mail: This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

G. Obando-Zapata • J.A. Villa-Ochoa Universidad de Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia e-mail: This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

J.A. Villa-Ochoa

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D. Garzon

Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia e-mail: This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

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A. Ruiz (ed.), Mathematics Teacher Preparation in Central America and the Caribbean, SpringerBriefs in Education,

DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-44177-1_2

 
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