Professor contributes to mathematics education research

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KALAMAZOO—Dr. Steven W. Ziebarth, professor of mathematics at at Western Michigan University, is a contributing author and co-editor of "Approaches to Studying the Enacted Mathematics Curriculum."

The volume was released in August by Information Age Publishing for the series Research in Mathematics Education. It highlights the work of seven different research teams that, during the past decade, have created different sets of research tools for studying the use of elementary and secondary mathematics curricula in school settings.

The various tools represent different approaches to how mathematics education researchers interpret fidelity of implementation by teachers of different kinds of curricular materials.

Ziebarth worked with three colleagues from The University of Missouri, Columbia and Horizon Research Inc. to write three chapters in the book and coordinate its overall structure. The research represents work under the auspices of the Center for the Study of Mathematics Curriculum in WMU's Department of Mathematics.