Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg

MASTER PROGRAMS IN MATHEMATICS FOR FUTURE MATHEMATICS TEACHERS IN RUSSIAN FEDERATION

von Sergey Atanasyan, Ildar Safuanov
Name der Institution: Pädagogische Universität der Stadt Moskau (RUS)
Art des Beitrags: Vortrag
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Serious changes in social end economical life in Russian Federation during the last decade had remarkable impact also on mathematics teacher education. Instead of strict and uniform (all over Soviet Union) curricula for mathematics teacher preparing, new standards have been elaborated by the Ministry of Education and since 1996 are being adopted by pedagogical universities. Two-stage curricula have been elaborated: after first 4 years, students become Bachelors and may teach at lower secondary schools. After 2 years of additional studies, they become Masters and have the right to teach at upper secondary schools. The profile preparation of the pupils at school assumes their profound specialization in the senior classes on the appropriate scientific direction, in particular in mathematics. It is supposed that the profile school educational process will be conducted by Masters of education (or Masters of mathematics). Therefore, it is necessary (in Master programs) to give students - future teachers of mathematics deep mathematical knowledge and also skills for successful work with pupils of profile physical and mathematical classes. Such opportunity is provided by the system of disciplines of choice for students, and to such disciplines, according to the curriculum, up to 40% of educational time is allocated. In the Moscow City Pedagogical University, a new Master Program on mathematics education devoted to preparing teachers for the work in profile classes with mathematical bias also has been prepared. The curriculum includes advanced courses in Mathematics Education as well as in Mathematics such as “Geometry of complex and dual numbers” or “Abstract algebraic systems”. In our presentations, the contents of these courses and results and effect of their teaching will be described and discussed. The experience has shown the efficiency of our approach and the positive attitude to these courses by students participating in the Master program.

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