About the Contributors
Sigrid BLÖMEKE

Professor of Educational Measurement at University of Oslo, Norway, and Director of the Centre for Educational Measurement (CEMO). Blömeke holds a PhD from University of Paderborn, Germany, and was Associate Professor at University of Hamburg, Professor at Humboldt University of Berlin (both Germany) and Visiting Professor at Michigan State University, USA. Her areas of expertise include research on the development of teacher competence and educational effectiveness research. Blömeke was the National Research Coordinator of TEDS-M in Germany.

Wei CHEN

is professor and dean of School of Education, Harbin University. Dr. Chen is the member of the National Elementary Teacher Education Committee and National Elementary Education Committee. Her research interests include children development and education, teachers’ professional development, elementary teacher education. In recent years, she has published nearly 20 academic articles and 3 books. She has been involved in 7 projects as the director. She has served in elementary teacher education research and practice for 12 years.

Martina DÖHRMANN

full professor for mathematics education at the University of Vechta since 2010. She studied mathematics and physics at the University of Bremen and received the second state examination for teaching in 2005. She completed her PhD with a study on the improving of data skills. Her areas of research are teachers’ professionalism and the design of learning environments.

Chia-Jui HSIEH

assistant professor at National Taipei University of Education, and the secretary-general of Taiwan Association for Mathematics Education. He received his Ph.D. in mathematics education from National Taiwan Normal University. Dr. Hsieh had been a middle school mathematics teacher for three years before pursuing higher degrees. After receiving Ph.D. degree, he taught mathematics pedagogy courses for pre-service mathematics teachers at National Taiwan Normal University. At National Taipei University of Education, he focuses on primary teacher preparation. Dr. Hsieh’s research interests include mathematics teacher education, remedial teaching, and concept image for mathematics teaching.

Feng-Jui HSIEH

professor of the Mathematics Department at the National Taiwan Normal University, and the president of Taiwan Association for Mathematics Education. She received her M. Sc. in Mathematics and Ph. D. in Instruction and Curriculum at Purdue University. Her research focuses on mathematics learning and teaching, and pre- and in-service teachers’ professional development. She served as Taiwan’s NRC of two international studies about mathematics teacher education, TEDS-M 2008 granted by IEA and MT21 granted by NSF in USA, and the Chair of ICMI-EARCOME8 conference.

Rongjin HUANG

is a professor at Middle Tennessee State University, USA. His research interests include mathematic classroom instruction, mathematics teacher education, lesson study, and comparative mathematics education. He has completed several research projects and published scholarly work extensively. His recently published books include, Prospective mathematics teachers’ knowledge of algebra: A comparative study in China and the United States of America (Springer, 2014) and Learning and teaching mathematics through variations: Confucian heritage meets western theories (Sense, 2017). Dr. Huang has served as a guest editor for ZDM Mathematics Education and International Journal for Lesson and Learning Studies. He has taken leadership in various professional organizations by chairing conference secessions and serving on professional committees such as AERA and ICME.

Xianhan HUANG

assistant professor at the University of Hong Kong. Her research interests include teacher professional development, curriculum design, as well as washback effects of high-stake testing. yxhhuang@hku.hk

Xingfeng HUANG

is an Associate Professor at Shanghai Normal University. He obtained his Ph.D. in mathematics education from East China Normal University. Dr. Huang taught middle and high school mathematics for ten years. Then, he taught mathematics pedagogy courses for pre-service teachers, and also taught advanced mathematics for engineering at Changshu Institute of Technology. At Shanghai Normal University, Dr. Huang has focused on primary teacher preparation. Dr. Huang research interests include mathematics teacher education.

Gabriele KAISER

holds a master’s degree as a teacher for mathematics and humanities for lower and upper secondary level. She completed her PhD in mathematics education in 1986 with a study on applications and modelling and her post-doctoral study in pedagogy on international comparative studies at the University of Kassel. Since 1998, she is full professor for mathematics education at the Faculty of Education of the University of Hamburg. Her areas of research are empirical studies on teacher education and teachers’ professionalism, modelling and applications in school, international comparative studies, gender and cultural aspects in mathematics education.

Since 2005 she serves as Editor-in-chief of ZDM Mathematics Education (formerly Zentralblatt fuer Didaktik der Mathematik), published by Springer. She is Convenor of the 13th International Congress on Mathematics Education (ICME-13), which took place in July 2016 at the University of Hamburg with 3,500 participants from all over the world.

Huk-Yuen LAW

is an adjunct assistant professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He obtained his PhD in mathematics education from University of East Anglia. Dr. Law taught secondary school mathematics for 23 years. Then, he taught mathematics pedagogy courses for both pre-service and in-service teachers, and also taught action research for post-graduate as well as undergraduate education students at CUHK. His research interests include mathematics teacher education, action research in education, communication in the teaching and learning of mathematics, and values in mathematics education. hylaw@cuhk.edu.hk

Yeping LI

is a Professor of Mathematics Education at the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Culture at Texas A&M University, USA. He has also been named by Shanghai Municipal Education Commission as an “Eastern Scholar” Chair Professor at Shanghai Normal University, China, since 2016. His research interests focus on issues related to mathematics curriculum and teacher education in various education systems and understanding how factors related to mathematics curriculum and teachers may shape effective classroom instruction. He is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of STEM Education and Journal for STEM Education Research published by Springer, and is also the editor of a monograph series Mathematics Teaching and Learning published by Brill | Sense. In addition to co-editing over 10 books and special journal issues, he has published more than 100 articles that focus on mathematics curriculum and textbook studies, teachers and teacher education, and classroom instruction. He has also organized and chaired many group sessions at various national and international professional conferences, such as ICME-10 (2004), ICME-11 (2008), and ICME-12 (2012). He received his Ph.D. in Cognitive Studies in Education from the University of Pittsburgh, USA.

Su LIANG

is an Associate Professor in Department of Mathematics at California State University, San Bernardino. She received her Ph.D. in mathematics from University of Connecticut in 2010. Dr. Liang has been teaching mathematics content courses for pre-service teachers for seven years. Her research interest includes mathematics teacher preparation, teacher professional development, scholarly teaching, and applying technology in mathematics teaching.

Sin-Sheng LU

associate professor at Shanghai Normal University. He obtained his Ph.D in mathematics education from Tokyo Gakugei University. Dr. Lu taught foundations of mathematics and mathematics pedagogy courses for pre-service teachers at Nantong Normal College. At Shanghai Normal University, Dr. Lu has focused on middle school teacher preparation. His research interests include mathematics teacher education, Instructional Materials Development, educational technology in math teaching, and origamis.

Yu-Jen LU

is a curriculum and instruction supervisor in Yilan County in Taiwan. He had served for many years as an elementary school mathematics lead teacher for the County Teacher Training Center and a member of curriculum and instruction consulting team for mathematics teachers. His major interests are in the areas of classroom practices and in-service teacher professional development in mathematics. hitachi6@gmail.com

Yun-peng MA

is professor and former dean of School of Education, Northeast Normal University. Dr. Ma also serves as the co-director of the Chinese Curriculum Studies Committee, the co-director of the Chinese Mathematics Education Committee, the member of the National Basic Education Curriculum Materials Committee, and vise director of Instruction Advisory Board of Primary Teachers Training in Higher Education. His research interests include curriculum implementation and assessment, curriculum reform in K-12 education, and K-12 mathematics education. Dr. Ma has published more than 20 books and multiple research articles. He is a recipient of various awards at the national, provincial, regional and university levels.

Despina POTARI

is a professor of mathematics education at the Mathematics Department of the National and Kapodostrian University of Athens. She has been visiting professor in different universities in Europe and US and currently at Linnaeus University in Sweden. Her research interest is mainly on the development of mathematics teaching and learning and teacher development and in particular on the role of different contexts and tools in the classroom setting as well on teacher knowledge and teaching practices. She has publications in international research journals, conference proceedings and book chapters. She is an editor in chief of the Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, member of editorial boards and teams and reviewer for international journals and conferences.

Shuping PU

is a professor at Chongqing Normal University. She obtained her Ph.D. in mathematics education from East China Normal University, and now she is conducting her postdoctoral research at Southwestern University. Dr. Pu taught mathematics pedagogy courses for pre-service teachers. At Chongqing Normal University, Dr. Pu has been focusing on primary teacher preparation. Dr. Pu research interests include mathematics teacher education & HPM.

Tim ROWLAND

has spent most of his professional life at the University of Cambridge, UK. His research in the last 20 years has focused on the ways that teachers’ mathematics-related knowledge is made evident in their classroom performance. In August 2012, he was appointed Professor in Mathematics Education at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), in Trondheim, Norway, and Honorary Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. He has held Visiting Professor positions in several countries, and was Vice President of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME) until 2013.

Gloria Ann STILLMAN

is an Associate Professor at Australian Catholic University, Ballarat, and a researcher in the Learning Sciences Institute Australia. She obtained her PhD in mathematics education from The University of Queensland. Dr Stillman taught secondary school mathematics before entering academia. She has taught mathematics, statistics, instructional design, education studies and computer studies to pre-service and in-service teachers in mathematics education and computing courses at several Australian universities. At Australian Catholic University, Dr Stillman has focused her teaching on primary and early childhood teacher preparation. Her research interests include the teaching and learning of mathematical modelling at primary and secondary school levels, metacognition, and teacher professional knowledge.

Xuhua SUN

is an assistant professor, faculty of education, university of Macau. Her research focus on variation problems, Chinese lesson study, teacher professional knowledge. She publishes in both Chinese and English. She is the author of spiral variation: the Chinese logic to develop curriculum and instruction (in Chinese). She is co-chair of International Commission for Mathematical Instruction (ICMI) Study 23: primary mathematics study on whole number (2012–2018).

Hak Ping TAM

associate professor at the National Taiwan Normal University. His research interests include mathematics curriculum, assessment and applied statistics. He is currently developing several learning progressions in mathematics and a knot theory curriculum for secondary school students. Meanwhile, he is designing a curriculum to learn plane geometry concepts through paper folding. t45003@ntnu.edu.tw

Shu-Jyh TANG

teacher at Taipei Municipal Bailing High School. He obtained his Ph.D in mathematics education from National Taiwan Normal University. Dr. Tang has taught junior and senior high school mathematics for twenty years. At the same time, he has focused his research interests on secondary mathematics teacher preparation, life-long learning, and performance evaluation.

Ting-Ying WANG

project assistant professor at National Taiwan Normal University. She teaches mathematics pedagogy courses and develops programs for fostering IB teachers for the Mathematics Department at the National Taiwan Normal University. Her research has focused on mathematics teacher education and secondary school mathematics teachers’ teaching competences. She is currently cooperating with researchers from Mainland China to investigate preservice and in-service teachers’ perspectives of ideal mathematics teaching behaviors, and also with researchers from Germany to investigate teachers’ noticing and pedagogical reasoning.

Hung-Hsi WU

is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at the University of California at Berkeley where he taught from 1965 to 2009. He got into mathematics education in 1992 and worked with the State of California in 1997–2005 in all aspects of mathematics education. From 2000 to 2013, he gave three-week, content-based summer professional development institutes every year for teachers in K-8. His long-term project is to reform the mathematical education of teachers and educators so that all school mathematics teachers and mathematics educators are taught the correct content knowledge they need for their work. To this end, he is finishing a series of six volumes that cover the mathematics of K-12.

Yingkang WU

is an Associate Professor at East China Normal University. She obtained her Ph.D. in mathematics education from National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University of Singapore. Dr. Wu has taught mathematics pedagogy courses for pre-service secondary teachers, and also taught calculus for college students. Her research interests include mathematics teacher education, mathematics classroom teaching, mathematics assessment, as well as teaching and learning of school statistics.

Shu XIE

is lecturer of School of Education, Northeast Normal University. Dr. Xie’s research areas focus on elementary teacher education, pedagogical content knowledge, and curriculum and pedagogy. She has involved in 17 projects. While 3 of them serve as director are national level, which respectively are, study on evaluation of elementary mathematics teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge, study on elementary mathematics teachers’ curriculum design, and reciprocal study on elementary mathematics classroom teaching between China and Canada. She has published 33 articles.

Yudong YANG

is a Professor at Shanghai Academy of Educational Sciences, Deputy Secretariat of Shanghai Committee of School Mathematics Teaching. He obtained his Ph.D. in mathematics education from East China Normal University. His major research interests are in in-service mathematics teacher education.

Zhiqiang YUAN

is Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at the College of Mathematics and Computer Science, Hunan Normal University, Changsha, Hunan. He received his PhD in mathematics education from East China Normal University in 2012, and MSc and BSc degrees in mathematics education from South China Normal University in 2003 and 2000, respectively. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Mathematics Education Research Association of China. His current research interests are in mathematics teacher education, technology in mathematics education, and teaching and learning of probability and statistics.

Bo ZHANG

is an Associate Professor at Yangzhou University. She obtained her Ph.D. in mathematics education from East China Normal University. Dr. Zhang taught mathematics pedagogy courses for pre-service teachers, and also taught advanced mathematics for engineering at Yangzhou University. Dr. Zhang has focused on secondary pre-service teacher preparation. In recent years, Dr. Zhang’s research interests include mathematics teacher education and mathematics teaching design.

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