2nd Africa Regional Congress (23 -27 May 2007):                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 THE INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION                                                                JOMO KENYATTA UNIVERSITY OF

ON MATHEMATICS INSTRUCTION                                                                     AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY

                                                                                                                                 P. O. BOX 62 000 NAIROBI 00200

 

 

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

 

 

2ND AFRICA REGIONAL CONGRESS
OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION ON MATHEMATICAL INSTRUCTION (ICMI)

 

23rd – 27th MAY 2007

 

 

CONGRESS THEME
Embracing Innovative Responses To Challenges In Mathematics Instruction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOST INSTITUTION

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Juja Kenya

Congress web page http://www.jkuat.ac.ke/ICMI


 

CONGRESS COMMITTEES

 

STEERING COMMITTEE

 

SECRETARIAT

 
Cecilia Mwathi, cecilia_mwathi@yahoo.com    (Chairperson / convener, JKUAT, Kenya)
Miheso, marguerite_oconnor@yahoo.com (Organizing Secretary, Kenyatta University, Kenya)
Lewis Nyaga, lenyaga@yahoo.co.uk  (Secretary, JKUAT, Kenya)
John Kihoro, kjm@jkuat.ac.ke  (ICTC Coordinator, JKUAT, Kenya)
 
CONGRESS ADVISER
 
Jill Adler, adlerj@educ.wits.ac.za (Witwatersrand, South Africa)
 

MEMBERS

 
Mathew Kinyanjui, mathewkiny@yahoo.com  (JKUAT, Kenya)
John Owino, jowino22@yahoo.com ; maths@mail.uonbi.ac.ke    (University of Nairobi, Kenya)
Emma Marigi, emumarigi@yahoo.com  (JKUAT, Kenya)

Obadiah Maganga, nairobivoi@yahoo.com  (SMASSE, Kenya)

 
 
 

FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE

 

CHAIRING
 
Irene Wattanga, iwattanga@yahoo.com  (JKUAT, Kenya)
 
MEMBERS
 
Mabel Imbuga, dvcaca@jkuat.ac.ke (JKUAT, Kenya)
Cecilia Mwathi,  cecilia_mwathi@yahoo.com  (JKUAT, Kenya)
Marguerite Miheso, marguerite_oconnor@yahoo.com (Kenyatta University, Kenya)
Verdania Masanja, vmasanja@gmail.com (UDMS, Tanzania)
Obadiah Maganga, nairobivoi@yahoo.com  (SMASSE, Kenya)
Charles Opolot, copolotokurut@yahoo.co.uk (Makerere, Uganda)
Githua, bgithua2002@yahoo.com  (Egerton University, Main Campus, Kenya)
All local chairpersons of mathematics and mathematics education departments

 

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE MEMBERS

 

CHAIRING (MATHEMATICS EDUCATION)

 
Peter Mutunga, pmutunga@nbnet.co.ke  (Kenyatta University, Kenya)

 

CO-CHAIRING (MATHEMATICS)                                           

 
Johana Sigey, jksigey2002@yahoo.com (JKUAT, Kenya)
 
MEMBERS
Gathogo K Thuo, Gathogo@cuea.edu (catholic University, Kenya) 
Jill Adler, adlerj@educ.wits.ac.za  (Witswatersrand, RSA)
Charles Opolot-Okurut, copolotokurut@yahoo.co.uk  (Makerere, Uganda)
Maritz Snyders, Maritz.Snyders@nmmu.ac.za  (Port Elizabeth, RSA)
Charles Nassouri, charles_nassouri@univ-ouaga.bf  (DGFIPE Burkina Fasso)
Verdania Masanja, vmasanja@gmail.com  (UDMS, Tanzania)
Johann Engelbrecht, johann.engelbrecht@up.ac.za  (Pretoria, RSA)
Mercy Kazima, mkazimam103@yahoo.co.uk  (Malawi)
Panji Chamdimba, pchamdimba@poly.ac.mw   (Malawi)
Luckson Kaino, kainol@mopipi.ub.bw (Botswana)
Choshi Kasanda, ckasanda@unam.na (Namibia)
Demissu Gemeda, demissug@math.aau.edu.et  (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
David Malonza, dmalo2004@yahoo.co.uk  (Kenyatta, Kenya)
M.Victor Polaki mv.polaki@nul.ls (National University of Lesotho, RSA)
Renuka Vithal vithalr@ukzn.ac.za (Kwazulu Natal University.RSA)
Bernard Githua, bgithua2002@yahoo.com  (Egerton, Kenya)
Abdulcarimo Ismael, ismael@teledata.mz (Mozambique)
Agustus Wali, tabnzo@yahoo.co.in  (JKUAT, Kenya)
Sitsofe Anku, seanku@ashesi.edu.gh (Ghana)
Mahau Tabakamulamu, Mtabakamulamu@edu,unza.zm (Zambia)
David Mtetwa, dmtetwa@education.uz.ac.zw , (Zimbabwe)
Jotham Akanga, akangaJotham@yahoo.com   (JKUAT, Kenya)
Marguerite Miheso, marguerite_oconnor@yahoo.com  (Kenyatta, Kenya)
Joseph Nyaga, jkiharaus@yahoo.com  (JKUAT, Kenya) 
Hikma Smida, hikma.smida@ipest.rnu.tn ; Hikma.Smida@minedu.edunet.tn (El Manar, Tunisia)

 

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

CHAIRING

Cecilia Mwathi cecilia_mwathi@yahoo.com  (JKUAT, Kenya)

 
MEMBERS

All members of any of the committees listed above resident in Kenya
PURPOSES OF THE ICMI REGIONAL CONGRESS

ICMI is a commission of the International Mathematical Union (IMU), an international non-governmental and non-profit making scientific organization with the purpose of promoting international cooperation in mathematics. ICMI supports regional conferences in order to facilitate the organization of regional meetings on mathematics education. Click here for the ICMI website

 

PURPOSES OF THE ICMI SECOND REGIONAL CONGRESS

The Second Africa Regional Congress of ICMI has the following purposes:

1.      To enhance mathematics education collaboration and activities initiated in the 1st Africa Regional Congress.

2.      Promote regional and global contributions and interactions in mathematics

3.      Provide a forum for follow up on issues pertinent to mathematics education and highlight new developments since the first congress.

4.      Develop a common stand and purpose on mathematics education activities and issues in and across countries in the region.

 

CONGRESS THEME

                           Embracing Innovative Responses To Challenges In Mathematics Instruction

 

 

CONGRESS STRANDS

1.      Responding to Challenges of content selections, structure, duration, delivery and pedagogy in pre- and in-service mathematics teacher education at all levels.

2.      Responding to challenges of content selections and pedagogy in mathematics teaching at primary, secondary and tertiary levels

3.      Innovative responses to the effects on mathematics education of emerging and existing issues: curriculum issues such as assessment, diversity (ability, gender, socio-economic), and continuing education; and social issues such as HIV and AIDS, democratization, conflict and post conflict and political instability.

4.      Innovative responses to change in general educational policy such as Education For All (EFA), Free Primary Education (FPE), as well as curriculum policies including introduction of technology.

 

TARGETED PARTICIPANTS

      The congress is open to participants in the following categories

1.      Researchers and Instructors in mathematics and mathematics education- teachers, tutors and lecturers

2.      Mathematics educationists – Teacher trainers, mathematics curriculum developers and quality assurance and standards officers

3.      Mathematicians

4.      Education policy makers

5.      Mathematics and mathematics education students

6.      Associates of mathematics- those involved or interested in mathematics education such as development partners, learning materials and resources developers among others.

 

HOST INSTITUTION

The congress will be hosted by Jomo Kenyatta University Of Agriculture And Technology, Juja Campus, Thika-Kenya

 

CONGRESS PROGRAMME AND ACTIVITIES

The congress programme will be structured into plenary sessions, parallel sessions, symposia’s or workshops in that order.Theme strands will determine the daily structure of the congress. Selected lead papers for a given theme will be presented in the plenary. The plenary sessions will be panels designed to be pacesetters for the day by stimulating interaction in respective themes among participants after which parallel sessions on the same theme will follow. The final session for the day will be a common symposium or workshop on the way forward for the theme.

 

PLENARY PANELS

Day 1 - Plenary Panel 1

Responding to challenges such as content, structure, duration, delivery etc in mathematics teacher education for all levels.: - Panelists will be drawn from

  • Mathematics teachers: ECD, Primary and secondary
  • Education curriculum developer
  • Mathematics teacher educators
  • Mathematics lecturers: tertiary level

 

Day 2 - Plenary Panel 2

Responding to challenges in mathematics teaching at primary, secondary and tertiary levels – content, structure, duration and delivery etc.: - Panelists will be drawn from

  • Mathematics teachers: ECD, Primary and secondary
  • Mathematics education curriculum developers and evaluators
  • Mathematics teacher educators
  • Mathematics lecturers: tertiary level
  • Mathematics students
  • General populace

 

Day 3 - Plenary Panel 3

Innovative responses to effects of emerging and existing issues on mathematics education. For example, effects on mathematics education of issues such as HIV and AIDS, democratization, civil strife, political instability, gender etc. .: - Panelists will be drawn from

  • Education managers
  • Mathematics instructors
  • Mathematics students

 

Day 4 - Plenary Panel 4

Innovative responses to effect on mathematics education of change in policy such as Education For All, Free Primary Education, technology etc. - Panelists will be drawn from

  • Mathematics education curriculum developers and evaluators
  • Mathematics teacher educators
  • Mathematics instructors

 

Participants wishing to be considered as panelists may submit the material for presentation to Prof. Peter Mutunga email address pmutunga@nbnet.co.ke stating their strand of interest. Panelists will also be picked from the accepted long papers in the area of interest. Participants wishing to be considered for the panels from their long papers should indicate their willingness. The final decision on the constitution of various panels will lie with the scientific committee.

 

PARALLEL PRESENTATIONS

The papers will be of two forms (i) long papers (ii) short papers

1) LONG PAPERS

Long paper presentations should reports on research studies or major development projects. Time allocated to each paper will be 20 minutes presentation and 10 minutes discussion. Author(s) should identify the congress strand that their paper is addressing.

  • Papers should be no more than 8 pages, single space, 14 pt Times New Roman font and 2.5 margins all round.
  • All long papers will be reviewed

Submit: A full 8—page paper as well as a one page abstract

 

2) SHORT PAPERS

Short papers could cover research in process, aspects of teaching and learning, issues of curriculum, or innovative ideas. Time allocated to each paper will be 15 minutes presentation and 10 minutes discussion. Author(s) should identify the congress strand their paper is addressing.

  • Only abstracts, not papers will be reviewed

Submit: A one – page abstract, single space, 14 pt Times New Roman font and 2.5 margins all round

 

SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS AND PAPERS

All abstracts, long papers, and other submissions (single spaced, 14pt Times Roman and 2.5 margins all round) should have a cover page which should indicate (i) Title (ii) Author(s) (iii) Affiliation (iv) Country (v) Strand and (vi) file name. Please have your file name as: your surname_your first name_ICMIRC2_paper/abstract.doc.

 

IMPORTANT

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS AND PAPERS IS MONDAY, 31ST JULY 2006

 

 

NATIONAL PRESENTATIONS

The proposed focus for the national presentations for the second congress is innovative and effective approaches in teaching mathematics at primary, secondary and tertiary levels. The national presentation should include:

1.Interventions for positive attitudes

2.Utilization of resources from the immediate environment

3.Indigenous mathematics knowledge

4.Implementation of innovative INSET strategies on the ground

 

COORDINATORS FOR NATIONAL PRESENTATIONS

The coordinators for the national presentation are:

 

Charles Opolot-Okurut, copolotokurut@yahoo.co.uk  (Makerere, Uganda)
Luckson Kaino, kainol@mopipi.ub.bw (Botswana)
Charles Nassouri, charles_nassouri@univ-ouaga.bf  (DGFIPE Burkina Fasso)
Verdania Masanja, vmasanja@gmail.com  (UDMS, Tanzania)
Johann Engelbrecht, johann.engelbrecht@up.ac.za  (Pretoria, RSA)
Panji Chamdimba, pchamdimba@poly.ac.mw   (Malawi)
Choshi Kasanda, ckasanda@unam.na (Namibia)
Demissu Gemeda, demissug@math.aau.edu.et  (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
Mahau Tabakamulamu, Mtabakamulamu@edu,unza.zm , (Zambia)
David Mtetwa, dmtetwa@education.uz.ac.zw , (Zimbabwe)
Sitsofe Anku, seanku@ashesi.edu.gh (Ghana)
Marguerite Miheso, marguerite_oconnor@yahoo.com  (Kenyatta, Kenya)
Abdulcarimo Ismael, ismael@teledata.mz (Mozambique)
Hikma Smida, hikma.smida@ipest.rnu.tn  Hikma.Smida@minedu.edunet.tn (El Manar, Tunisia)

 

Participants wishing to participate in this part of the congress program, should contact the co-coordinator of their country directly. National presentations are also expected from countries not listed above. Those wishing to coordinate presentations from those unlisted countries are requested to get in touch with Lewis Nyaga on lenyaga@yahoo.co.uk or Cecilia Mwathi on cecilia_mwathi@yahoo.com

IMPORTANT   

SUBMISSION FOR NATIONAL PAPERS SHOULD BE IN LINE WITH SUBMISSIONS FOR LONG PAPERS.DEADLINEFOR SUBMITTING COUNTRY PAPERS IS TUESDAY, 29TH AUGUST 2006.

 

REGISTRATION

Registration fee, including: congress bag, teas, lunches, conference dinner, cocktail party, book of abstracts, proceedings and VAT, will be

International participants                                                                                                  US$   150.00

Local participants                                                                                              Ksh.  5000.00

Students’ rates will be 50% of the respective category.

 

The registration form and further congress information will soon be available from the congress website. http://www.jkuat.ac.ke/ICMI