The community of mathematics educators: Join in defending fundamental values.
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President and provost of Stanford University

The community of mathematics educators: Join in defending fundamental values.

    1. Jeremy Kilpatrick
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      Jeremy Kilpatrick

      United States

Academic freedom is essential for knowledge creation.

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    • Hsiao Li Chi NEW TAIPEI CITY, TAIWAN
      • almost 2 years ago

      Research evidence speaks loud. My PhD study from Taiwanese data also supports the benefits of long term (three years) reform teaching styles- class discussion approaches in junior high level. Students of the reform class performed better in applying their mathematical thinking in new situations than students of the traditional direct teaching class, even though the traditional class students averagely had a high IQ than students in the reform class. The research results convince me that constructivist reform approaches advantage students’ mathematical thinking ability than the traditional direct teaching.

      Therefore, it is easy for me to understand the good long term learning impact for students among varying reform teaching approaches, for example, Professor Boaler’s reform studies. The duplicable similar positive student mathematical thinking ability among varying long term constructivist reform work in different counties (USA, UK and Taiwan) indicate the reliability and stability of research itself and strength of reform approaches upon students’ learning.

      It is not right to pressure a researcher to break research ethic and data confidentiality to answer personal disagreement. Academic freedom and data confidentiality need to be respected and protected. Can Stanford University please come to protect Professor Boaler, and support the value of Academic freedom and data confidentiality?

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    • Helen Kress NIAGARA FALLS, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      academic freedom is the foundation of university life

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    • Bishnu Prasad Paneu BHAKTAPUR, NEPAL
      • almost 2 years ago

      Prof. Milgram has to acknowledge his mistake for keeping academic environment clean.

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    • Bishnu Prasad Paneu BHAKTAPUR, NEPAL
      • almost 2 years ago

      I get chance to meet group of people

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    • Joanne Andrews DURHAM, NC
      • almost 2 years ago

      As a middle school teacher I rely on researchers to constantly challenge and review best practices. If any well researched data is being suppressed or researcher being harassed all in education suffer.

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