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Evaluation of the results from a national professional development program for mathematics teachers

Research project The professional development program includes all mathematics teachers in Sweden, and is implemented during the three year period 2013-2016. The aim is to improve the quality of mathematics teaching and thereby improve students' mathematics learning.

The intent is to fulfill the purpose of the professional development program by supporting schools' development of two cultures. First, the aim is to develop a teaching culture, where the focus is on students' learning, and second, the goal is to develop a culture of professional development, where the focus is on teachers' own learning. The aim is also that these cultures will persist and continue to develop at schools after the implementation of the national program. The evaluation will examine to what extent the professional development program has reached the goal of developing these two cultures for mathematics education in Sweden.

Head of project

Magnus Österholm
Professor, research fellow

Project overview

Project period:

2014-01-07 2016-10-31


The Swedish National Agency for Education, 2014-2016: SEK 6,270,000

Participating departments and units at Umeå University

Department of Science and Mathematics Education, Faculty of Science and Technology

Research area

Educational sciences, Mathematics
Latest update: 2018-07-02