Featured Speaker - Beatriz D'Ambrosio

Beatriz S. D’Ambrosio

2014 AMTE Conference Thursday General Session Speaker
Beatriz S. D’Ambrosio


Beatriz S. D’Ambrosio is a Professor of Mathematics Education in the Department of Mathematics at Miami University in Oxford, OH. Her research interests include the study of the complexities in the preparation and in-service of k-12 mathematics teachers, examining socio-cultural issues in mathematics education, and supporting teachers to engage in action research that enhances the children’s construction of mathematical knowledge.  She has served on the Board of Directors of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, on the Editorial Board of the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education (JRME), and as a guest member of the Editorial Panels of special issues on equity and diversity in mathematics education for both JRME and the Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education.

Session Description

Living Contradictions: Negotiating Practices as Mathematics Teacher Educators

In this talk I will reflect on and share living contradictions shaping our practice as mathematics teacher educators. These reflections have resulted from ongoing collaboration with colleagues as we engage in self-studies of our practices. Living contradictions stem from the discrepancies we identify between our socio-cultural realities and the societal demands of schooling, our beliefs and our practices, our identities as learners and our positioning as experts, and holding visions for teaching and becoming aware of the vision of others. Negotiations occur as we understand how our identities as teachers, scholars, and moral and social human beings are reflected in our practices.


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