An Investigation of pre-service secondary mathematics teachers' beliefs as they begin their teacher training

Anne Prescott, Michael Cavanagh

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    Abstract

    Research suggests that pre-service teachers’ beliefs about mathematics and mathematics teaching are a strong indicator of their future teaching practice. In this interview study, 16 pre-service secondary teachers were asked to reflect on their own school experiences and discuss their beliefs about what constitutes a good teacher and good teaching. Results indicate that pre-service teachers enter their teacher training with fixed views about mathematics instruction that are based largely on interpretations of how their own mathematics teachers taught the subject to them.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIdentities, cultures and learning spaces
    Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the 29th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
    EditorsPeter Grootenboer, Robyn Zevenbergen, Mohan Chinnappan
    Place of PublicationAdelaide
    PublisherMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
    Number of pages8
    Volume2
    ISBN (Print)1920846115
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    EventAnnual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia MERGA (29th : 2006) - Canberra
    Duration: 1 Jul 20065 Jul 2006

    Conference

    ConferenceAnnual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia MERGA (29th : 2006)
    CityCanberra
    Period1/07/065/07/06

    Keywords

    • teacher training
    • mathematics teaching

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