Mathematics Education and Information Technologies in Emerging Economies


International studies indicate that some countries are failing to produce enough quality graduates in Science and Engineering (S & E). Unfortunately, basic research and strong structured initiatives in S & E education are scarce in these countries. We take México as a case study and examine university teachers’ beliefs and perceptions on some aspects of the learning-teaching process of university mathematics and their opinions in the inclusion of Information Technologies (IT) in the S&E educational process. Analysis of the results indicates that students are failing in critical aspects of the mathematics learning process. The information collected results pivotal in the development and implementation of successful IT based educational initiatives. It is especially important in countries that possess non-homogeneous socioeconomic, cultural, technical and educational settings.

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Andrade-Arechiga, M. , Lopez, G. and Pulido, J. (2013) Mathematics Education and Information Technologies in Emerging Economies. Creative Education, 4, 40-47. doi: 10.4236/ce.2013.410A007.

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