Broadening the Scope of Reform
in Mathematics Education
EXTEND is a national forum intended to extend discussion of mathematics
education beyond the mathematics community to constituencies whose engagement
is of central importance to improvement of mathematics education at the
high school and postsecondary levels.
EXTEND will engage leaders of diverse communities in discussion of challenges
facing mathematics education in the next decade. These pivotal issues include:
Mathematicians and scientists, vocational and technical educators, business
and policy leaders will join mathematics teachers and educational leaders
through seminars and electronic roundtables. Issues and ensuing discussion
will be made widely available on Internet through the World-Wide Web.
- The nature and "ownership" of mathematics;
- The growing public demand for accountability;
- The increasing challenges of access and diversity;
- The changing nature of education in relation to careers.
The project will extend the discussion about mathematics education reform
into its second decade through two key strategies--by raising issues that
still need to be addressed and by expanding the reach of these discussions
to include groups that heretofore have not been major participants (e.g.,
two-year colleges, business leaders, vocational and technical educators).
EXTEND operates in cooperation with The College Board, the Conference Board
of the Mathematical Sciences (CBMS), the American Association of Higher
Education (AAHE), the National Center for Research on Vocational Education
(NCRVE), the Education Commission of the States (ECS), and other organizations
with interests in mathematics education. The project is directed by Dr.
Susan L. Forman of Bronx Community College, City University of New York
and Dr. Lynn Arthur Steen of St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.
EXTEND is supported by a grant from the Exxon Education Foundation.
Dr. Susan L. Forman Dr. Lynn Arthur Steen
Senior Program Officer for Education Department of Mathematics
The Charles A. Dana Foundation St. Olaf College
745 Fifth Ave., Suite 700 1520 St. Olaf Avenue
New York, NY 10151-0798 Northfield, MN 55057-1098
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