Math Ed Seminar Series @ Brock: Dr. Anjali Khirwadkar

Math Ed Seminar Series @ Brock

Season 2017- 2018

Elementary School Mathematics Education in India:
Implications for Teacher Training programs for
Mathematics Teachers

April 2 @ 10:00 in TA403

Dr. Anjali Khirwadkar
Faculty of Education (Brock University)


Abstract: Education in India is undergoing a change as per the global demands and expectations
from the future citizens. There are efforts to bring in quality in teaching Science, Mathematics in
the country by harnessing the advantages of the technology. More recently, two prominent policies
of the Indian government—the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) in 2001 and the Right to Education
(RTE) Act, 2009 have seen education priorities rise amongst the countrymen. It is essential that
children right in the primary and elementary stage develop interest in learning mathematics. It is
the teacher who can bring change in inclination towards learning mathematics. This paper
highlights some key factors to be considered in teacher preparation program in the country
especially for training mathematics teachers.


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