Phase 1 From Mid 2012 – March 2013 Early preparations leading to the First Workshop held on 12 -14 Mar 2013
Workshop 1 12 – 14 Mar 2013 Consultants from Australia, Japan, Malaysia Participants from Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines Result: First draft of the SEARS-MT after much brain storming
Workshop 2 2 – 5 July 2013 Consultants from Australia and Japan Country Experts from 9 Southeast Asian Countries: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Timor Leste, Vietnam
Result of the Workshop 2: A SEARS-MT document endorsed by the 9 countries of Southeast Asia 9 country reports
Country Reports Each country report was written to answer the following questions: 1. How are judgments made about the quality of mathematics teachers and mathematics teaching in the country? 2. What are the guidelines that are used to make these judgments about mathematics teaching and mathematics teachers’ quality? 3. What aspects of quality mathematics teaching require further exploration and support?
Issues concerning SEARS-MT The standards are aspirational. How can this be actualized in each country? What local descriptors can best illustrate how the standards are manifested in each country? Further research need to specify specifically the standards for specific levels e.g. what is the minimum content knowledge needed by teachers to teach elementary and high school? Do we need different standards for beginning, intermediate and master teachers?