The Education Committee of the AWM is concerned with teaching at
all levels and assists other committees and agencies with making national
policy statements about mathematics. Information from the committee appears in
the Newsletter education column.
At the Orlando Joint Mathematics Meetings in January, 1996,
then-president Chuu-Lian Terng appointed the AWM Education Committee. The
charge of the committee is to:
Further information on the founding of the committee is in the AWM
Newsletter, March/April 1997.
- Provide a forum for an informed discussion of topics on women
in mathematics education.
- Inform and make recommendations to the President and the
Executive Committee on matters relating to the cultivation, advancement and
support of participation of women in mathematics education.
- Promote the mathematics education of girls and women.
- Identify areas in which the Association may develop
activities to serve the needs of women in mathematics education.
- Articulate concerns from the perspectives of women on issues
related to mathematics education and disseminate information on gender issues
in the mathematics classroom.
- Encourage cross-professional communications and cooperation
in working towards the improvement of education in mathematics at all levels.
- Establish contact with committees with a specific interest in
women in mathematics education of other organizations.
AWM has formed an Association Review Group (ARG) to assist with
the national effort, led by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, to
delineate standards for K-12 education in the US.
Special sessions on issues in education have been cosponsored by
AWM and the Mathematicians for Education Reform (MER) at the Joint Mathematics
Meetings. For example, a session "What Can We Do to Smooth the Road of
Women in Mathematics?" is planned for the Joint Meetings at San Antonio,
Wednesday, January 13, 1999. (Click here for
the entire schedule of AWM events at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in January,
For more information or to bring issues to the attention of the
committee, contact committee chair Pao-sheng Hsu (firstname.lastname@example.org) ).
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