Anthony A. Essien

Anthony A. EssienBiography:

Dr. Anthony A. Essien is a senior lecturer in Mathematics Education at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. His field is in pre-service mathematics teacher education in contexts where teaching and learning occur in multilingual classrooms, more specifically in contexts of the preparation of pre-service teachers for teaching mathematics in multilingual classrooms. His research focus, thus, deals with the pedagogic/discursive practices that are needed for mathematics teacher educators (lecturers) to effectively prepare pre-service teachers to teach mathematics in multilingual classrooms. Dr Essien completed his PhD studies at the University of the Witwatersrand with a thesis entitled: “Preparing pre-service mathematics teachers to teach in multilingual classrooms: A community of practice perspective”. His is author to a number of journal articles and book chapters in his field.