A Sociocultural perspective on the first year of teaching secondary mathematics

Anne Prescott, Michael Cavanagh

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

    Abstract

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the experiences of a group of four beginning secondary mathematics teachers in their first year of teaching. Each teacher was interviewed individually for approximately 30 minutes in the middle of the school year. The interview responses were analysed in terms of the participants’ views of themselves as teachers and the factors which they identified as influencing their classroom practices. The study indicates that the culture of the school and the practices of more experienced teachers were important factors in the beginning teachers’ perception of themselves as effective teachers.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the joint meeting of PME 32 and PME-NA XXX
    Subtitle of host publicationMorelia, México, july 17-21, 2008
    EditorsO. Figueras, J. Cortina, S. Alatorre, T. Rojano, A. Sepulveda
    Place of PublicationMorelia, Mexico
    PublisherCentre for Research and Advanced Studies of Saint Nicholas
    Pages129-136
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)9789689020066
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    EventConference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (32nd : 2008) - Morelia, Mexico
    Duration: 17 Jul 200821 Jul 2008

    Conference

    ConferenceConference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (32nd : 2008)
    CityMorelia, Mexico
    Period17/07/0821/07/08

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