Early in its life, ACCLAIM developed a short framework for inviting the participation of researchers and for making its commitments explicit. Here's the precis:
ACCLAIM’s mission is the cultivation of indigenous leadership capacity for the improvement of school mathematics in rural places. The Center addresses the mission through efforts to (1) understand the rural context as it pertains to learning and teaching mathematics; (2) articulate in scholarly works, including empirical research, the meaning and utility of that learning and teaching among, for, and by rural people; and (3) improve the professional development of mathematics teachers and leaders in and for rural communities.
The full document (5 pages) is also available.Going Further: A Roadmap to the Works of the ACCLAIM Research Initiative (working paper no. 42, February 2012)
Going Further is a comprehensive guide to the substantive works of the ACCLAIM Research Initiative. This extended report, as of its publication date, categorizes and summarizes the full ACCLAIM research opus--quantitative, qualitative, and theoretical reports, including the dissertations completed by the Center's three cohorts of doctoral students. Going Further also offers an internal assessment of the work, a critique of key ideas in the opus, and recommendations for those interested in taking the work of the Center further in the future. It is the only comprehensive report of the Center's research work. It has been archived in the ERIC database, as has nearly all of the Center's research.
>>> Going Further: A Roadmap to the Works of the ACCLAIM Research Initiative
volume 21, number 1, pp. 101-127). A third peer-reviewed manuscript dealt with the most complex of the seven sites, a district collaborative in a Great Plains State, published in the Journal of Research in Rural Education in 2012 (volume 27, number 3, pp. 1-18).Journal or Environmental Education Children, Youth, and Environments (
Mike Corbett's ACCLAIM Movie: Putting Mathematics in Its Place (January 2011, streaming video)
ACCLAIM held its seventh Research Symposium recently, with Mike Corbett's presentation the central event. Dr. Corbett is author Learning to Leave: The Irony of Schooling in a Coastal Community; he teaches at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. His intellectual background is sociology and his practical background is 20 years teaching at the elementary level...which means he was indeed a teacher of mathematics. In this movie, Mike interviews two mathematics education colleagues at Acadia, framing the conversation with his own reflections...and a bit of tree felling. The movie is about 50 minutes in length; it's professional quality video work (Mike also teaches videography to teachers); and he and we are making the movie freely available to the planet. Mike would probably be interested to hear from anyone wanting to create subtitles for it (e.g., our friends in Turkey, Sweden, Germany, France).
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