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 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.
Contact Information:

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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Telephone: 212-223-4040                  Telephone: 507-646-3412
Fax:       212-593-7623                  Fax:       507-646-3968

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