ERIC Number: ED389594
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
On the Notion of Secondary Preservice Teachers' Ways of Knowing Mathematics.
Cooney, Thomas J.; Wilson, Patricia S.
This study investigated the beliefs about mathematics held by two secondary preservice teachers as they participated in a teacher education program that promoted the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Standards and the use of technology. Of particular interest was what the teachers believed and how those beliefs were structured. Theoretical perspectives developed by Green (1971), Perry (1970), and Belenky, Clinchy, Goldberger, and Tarule (1986) were particularly helpful in this analysis. Analyses of data taken over a 15-month period of time indicated that both the teachers' beliefs and the structures of their beliefs differed. Recognition of these various structures is of considerable importance when developing teacher education programs that promote reflection and adaptive teaching. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: NCTM Curriculum and Evaluation Standards; Preservice Teachers; Teacher Candidates
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (17th, Columbus, OH, October 21-24, 1995). For entire conference proceedings, see SE 057 177. Research also supported by the Georgia Research Alliance.