professor, teacher ed, Michigan State
Helen Featherstone is an associate professor in the Teacher Education Department at Michigan State University. Her current research focuses on the teaching of elementary school mathematics and on teachers' efforts to change their practices. She has worked for the past seven years with a group of elementary and middle school teachers who have supported and assisted one another's efforts to craft a new mathematics pedagogy. In collaboration with the members of this group, she has studied many aspects of the group's work. She has written about families with disabled children and about a range of issues in preschool, elementary, secondary and post secondary education. She is particularly interested in encouraging teachers' efforts to study and write about their practice and professional learning and was the founding editor of two publications that aimed to make educational research useful to a wide audience inside and outside of schools and universities.