Japanese and Swedish Mathematics Teacher Educators’ Pedagogical Content Knowledge – An Institutional Perspective

Yukiko Asami-Johansson, Iiris Attorps


The aim of this paper is to investigate which kind of conditions and constraints affect Japanese and Swedish teacher educators’ pedagogical content knowledge (PCK). We analyse the praxeologies of the lessons in which the educators teach area determination. Our study shows that the Japanese teacher educators’ PCK are more explicitly shared by the community of the teacher educators compared to the Swedish counterpart. Also, the detailed Japanese curriculum and the structured problem solving approach promote to illustrate how to construct rich mathematical and didactical organisations for prospective teachers.


educators teach; Japanese teacher; Swedish Mathematics Teacher

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.23925/1983-3156.2019v21i4p157-170

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