Madalina  Tanase

Associate Professor

Foundations & Secondary Education • College of Education & Human Services

Areas of Expertise

International Comparisons: Mathematics Studies

Teacher Education: Classroom Management

Interdisciplinary: Connections between Mathematics, Financial Literacy and Social Justice Issues

Education

 

2008                Ph.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA

                        Teacher Education

 2003                M.A.E., University of Northern Iowa, USA

                        Educational Psychology

 1998                B.A., Ovidius University, Constanta, Romania

                        French and English Education

 

Biography

Awards

 

Fall 2011       

College of Education and Human Services Nominee for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award

University of North Florida

 

Spring 2008   

Graduate Student Commencement Speaker

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

 

Spring 2008     

International Graduate Access Scholarship ($1,000)

Graduate College, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

 

Spring 2008      

Honorable Mention

Graduate and Professional Students Association Research Forum

Graduate College, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

 

Spring 2006

College of Education Nominee for Excellence in Teaching Award

College of Education, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

 

 

Affiliations

 

International

Comparative and International Education Society (CIES)

International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS)

 

National

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Association of Teacher Education (ATE)

School Science and Mathematics (SSM)

 

Regional

Florida Association of Teacher Educators (FATE)

 

 

 

Grants and Contracts Awarded

 

2010, December      

Faculty Research Support Grant ($500)

College of Education, University of Florida

 

2009, December       

Summer Scholarship Grant ($7,500)

University of North Florida

 

2007, December       

Conference Presentation Grant ($650)

Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA)

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

 

2007, May                 

Program Assessment Research Grant ($1000)

Office of the Provost

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

 

2006, December         

Research Grant ($750)

Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA)     

 

Summer 2006           

Graduate Research Training (GREAT) Assistantship (3,999.00)

Graduate College, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

 

Publications & Presentations

 

Publications

 Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Wang, J., Lin, E., Tanase, M. & Sas, M. (2008). Revisiting the influence of numerical language characteristics on mathematics achievement: Comparison Among China, Romania, and US. International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 3(1), 20-42.

 

Tanase, M., & Wang, J. (2010). Teaching and Teacher Education. Initial epistemological beliefs transformation in one teacher education classroom: Case studies of four preservice teachers. Teaching and Teacher Education, 26, 1238-1248.

 

Tanase, M. & Leavitt, T. (2011). Effects of Teacher Education Programs on In-Service Teachers in China and USA. The US- China Education Review, 8(2), 1-14.

 

Tanase, M. (2011). Teaching Place Value Concepts to First Grade Romanian Students: Teacher Knowledge and its Influence on Student Learning. International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning.

 

Tanase, M. (2011). The school and cultural influences on mathematics achievement. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 1(21), 1-12.

 

Tanase, M., Smith, T., Sowder, M., & Leavitt, T. (in press). Constructivist Practices in a Teacher Education Program. The Constructivist.

 

Patterson, K.B., Tanase, M., Lastrapes, W., & Negishi, M. (in press). Navigating Internship in Inclusive Settings: Promising Practices. Journal of Multiculturalism in Education.

 

Tanase, M., & Lucey, T. (accepted, pending final revisions). Interdisciplinary Connections: How Mathematics Relates to Social Justice and Financial Literacy. Submitted to Mathematics Teaching and Learning.

 

Tanase, M., & Wang, J.  (under review). Knowing Students as Mathematics Learners: a Case Study of Four Romanian Elementary Teachers and their Students. Submitted to School Science and Mathematics.

 

Leavitt, T., Tanase, M., Sowder, M., & Smith, T. (under review). On Becoming Teacher Educators: A Standards-Based Evaluation of Our First Year as Teacher Educators. Submitted to Teacher Education Quarterly.

 

Book Chapters

Leavitt, T., & Tanase, M. (2011). A Report on the Introduction and Resulting Effects of Novel Teaching Strategies. In C.J. Craig, & L.F. Derechtin (Eds.). Teacher Education Yearbook XVIII. Rowan & Littlefield Education.

 

Tanase, M. (in press). Home Interactions, in the Context of Learning about Numbers 1-100: How do Romanian Parents Teach Place Value to their Children? In (Eds.) Lucey, T., & Laney, J.: Re-Framing Financial Literacy, Exploring the Value of Social Currency. Information Age Publishing.

 

Conference Presentations

 

International Presentations

 Sowder, M., Smith, T., Tanase, M., & Leavitt, T. (2012, August). Using metaphor to assess practice: Our journey from K-12 Teachers to Teacher Educators. Paper accepted for presentation at the 9th Annual International Conference on Self-Study, Castle Herstermonceux, England.

 

Tanase, M. (2011, May). Teaching children numbers 1-100: are Romanian parents involved in their children’s learning at home? Presentation at the 13th Annual International Conference on Education, Athens, Greece.

 

Tanase, M. (2009, March). Teachers' Pedagogical Content Knowledge and Teaching Practice: Analysis of Elementary Mathematics Teachers  from China, Germany, and Romania. Presentation at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), Charleston, South Carolina.

 

Leavitt, T. & Tanase, M. (2008, March). Teacher Knowledge: An Examination and Analysis of German and Romanian Mathematics Teachers. Presentation at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), New York, New York.

Tanase, M. (2006, December). A case study of constructivist learning in a teacher education class. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the IADIS Cognition and Exploratory Learning in a Digital Age (CELDA) International Conference, Barcelona, Spain.

Tanase, M. & Leavitt, T.  (2006, March). Comparisons of effects of teacher education programs: China & USA. Presentation at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

Tanase, M., Sas, M.,Wang, J., & Lin, E. (2006, March). Comparing the influence of Chinese, Romanian and American numerical language characteristics on math achievement. Presentation at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

Leavitt, T., & Tanase, M. (2006, March). Comparison of teacher trainers: cases from US & China. Presentation at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

Leavitt, T., Tanase, M. (2006, March). Report on the introduction of novel teaching strategies: promoting independent thought as well as English usage in China. Presentation at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

National Presentations

Tanase, M. (2012, April). Teaching Place Value Concepts to First Grade Romanian Students: Teacher Knowledge and its Influence on Student Learning. Paper accepted for presentation at the 2012 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada.

 
Tanase, M., & Lucey, T. (2012, February). Making Learning to Problem-Solve Count: Critical Use of 
Mathematics to Bring about Financial Justice. Presentation at the Ninety-Two Annual Meeting of the 
Association of Teacher Educators (ATE), San Antonio, Texas. 
 
Tanase, M., Sowder, M., Leavitt, T., & Smith, T. (2012, February). The rubber has hit the road: 
An analysis and reflection of mid-tenure processes at four institutions of higher education. 
Presentation at the Ninety-Two Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE), 
San Antonio, Texas.             
 
Tanase, M., & Lucey, T. (2011, April). Interdisciplinary Connections: How Mathematics Relates 
to Financial Literacy and Social Justice Issues. Presentation at the  2011 American Educational
 Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

Tanase, M. (2011, February). Preservice Teachers’ Awareness about the Relationship between Mathematics 
and Social Justice Issues. Presentation at the Ninety-One Annual Meeting             
of the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE), Orlando, Florida.

 

Tanase, M., Odell, S., & Wang, J. (2009, February). Teacher Knowledge of Students and its Impact on Classroom Practice. Presentation at the Eighty-Nine Annual Meeting of the Association

of Teacher Educators (ATE), Dallas, Texas.

 

Tanase, M. (2008, March). Students’ Understanding of Place Value: A Complex Theory Study of 1st Grade Romanian Students. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American        Education Research Association (AERA), New York, New York.

 

Tanase, M. (2008, February). The impact of interrelated factors on Students’ Understanding of Place Value: A Case Study of Romanian First-Graders. Presentation at the Eighty-Eight          Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE), New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

Tanase, M. (2007, February). Preservice teachers’ beliefs about knowledge, learning and teaching. Presentation at the Eighty-Seven Annual Meeting of the Association of  Teacher Educators (ATE),

San Diego, California.

 

Tanase, M., Leavitt, T., Sowder, M., & Smith, T. (2007, February). Roles of teacher educators in a constructivist learning environment. Presentation at the Eighty-Seven Annual Meeting            

of the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE), San Diego, California.

 

Smith, T., Leavitt, T., Sowder, M. & Tanase, M. (2007, February). Why are we here? The 18 plus year apprenticeship of 4 prospective teacher educators. Presentation at the Eighty-Seven Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE), San Diego, California.

 

Smith, T., Sowder, M., Leavitt, T., & Tanase, M. (2007, February). How exemplary teacher educators work to reinvent the educational landscape:  A cross-case analysis. Presentation      at the Eighty-Seven Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE), San Diego, California.

 

Tanase, M., Sas, M., Lin, E. & Wang, J. (2006, April). Comparing the influence of Chinese American numerical language characteristics on math achievement. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Education Research Association (AERA), San Francisco, California.

Leavitt, T., Tanase, M., Sowder, M & Smith, T. (2006, April). Effects of a teacher education program on prospective teacher educators. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Education Research Association (AERA), San Francisco, California.

 

Plakthonick, M., Reis, D., Rajcopal, M. & Tanase, M. (November, 2001). Integrating New Technologies into Methods of Education (INTIME). Presentation at the 81st Annual

 Meeting of the National Council for the Social Studies, Washington D.C.


 

Invited Presentations

 

Leavitt, T., & Tanase, M. (2011, February). A Report on the Introduction and Resulting Effects of Novel Teaching Strategies in Increasing Creativity and Independent Thought. Chapter presentation for the Teacher Education Yearbook XIX, Part II: Cultivating Curious and Creative Minds: The Role of Teachers and Teacher             Educators. Presentation at the Ninety-One Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE), Orlando, Florida.

 

Wegman, S., Daniel, E.M., Tanase, M., Bleczinski, R., & Byrd-Blake, M. (2010, October). Teacher Leadership: Engaging Teachers – Empowering Leaders. Invited panel discussion        at the Thirty-First Annual Conference, St. Petersburg, Florida.

TanaseContact Information

Building 57, Room 2305

(904) 620-1258

madalina.tanase@unf.edu