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Teacher education for Mathematical Literacy: A modelling approach

Bruce Brown, Marc Schäfer
Pythagoras | Issue 64 | a98 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/pythagoras.v0i64.98 | © 2006 Bruce Brown, Marc Schäfer | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 20 October 2006 | Published: 20 October 2006

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Bruce Brown, Rhodes University, South Africa
Marc Schäfer, Rhodes University, South Africa

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The introduction of Mathematical Literacy into the Further Education and Training (FET) curriculum in South Africa has brought with it formidable challenges to teacher education in this field.  This paper attempts to unravel some pertinent issues arising in the training of Mathematical Literacy teachers, using an approach based on mathematical modelling. It does this by discussing the design and implementation of an ACE(ML), an Advanced Certificate in Education, specialising in Mathematical Literacy teaching.


Mathematical Literacy; modelling; teacher education;


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