Symposium on the Occasion
of the 100th Anniversary of ICMI
(Rome, 58 March 2008)
PLENARY LECTURE #5
The origins and early incarnations of ICMI
This lecture will outline the movement toward international cooperation and the establishment of a working network, and will present the key figures in this story. The work of the national subcommittees will also be described, as well as obstacles to cooperation, and the political pressures of WWI, which effected the dissolution of ICMI at that time. The work achieved in the early years of ICMI will be described, for example: inquiries; thematic and national reports; newsletters and personal correspondences; broadening interest beyond secondary education; etc.
Gert Schubring (Germany)