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April 1, 2011 - The National Academies recently named Penn GSE Professor Janine Remillard as vice chair of the U.S. National Commission for Mathematics Instruction (USNC/MI) for a two-year term. She has served on the Commission since 2009.
The Commission plans, recommends, and encourages projects in areas of international importance in mathematical sciences education. It also serves a key advisory role with the National Academy of Sciences’ International Commission on Mathematical Instruction in promoting global interaction among mathematics researchers and educators.
After teaching at an independent school in St. Louis, Dr. Remillard earned a Ph.D. from Michigan State University in Curriculum, Teaching, and Educational Policy, with a focus on mathematics teaching and learning. While at Michigan State, she taught mathematics in a Lansing public elementary school and coordinated professional development activities in mathematics at the school.
Remillard began her career as a classroom teacher in St. Louis, and while working toward her doctoral degree, worked in a Lansing public school as a mathematics teacher and professional development coordinator. In 1996, she received her Ph.D. from Michigan State University in Curriculum, Teaching, and Educational Policy.
In 1997, she joined the faculty at Penn GSE, where serves as one of the primary faculty in the Teacher Education program and the Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum specialization and also chairs the School’s Foundations and Practices of Education division.
Her research interests include mathematics teacher education and learning, teachers’ interactions with mathematics curriculum materials, urban education, teaching practices in the context of educational policy, and the role of parents in supporting students' mathematics learning.
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