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ERIC Number: ED389603
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
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High School Teachers' Experiences in a Student-Centered Mathematics Curriculum.
Wilson, Melvin R.; Lloyd, Gwen
Three mathematics teachers and 10 of their ninth grade students were observed and interviewed during a 6-week period. One teacher claimed that her main challenge--implementing a student-centered curriculum--was her doubt that students would make the right connections without her explanations. Another teacher struggled with the dynamics of operating both small-group and whole-class discussions and ultimately decided not to hold whole-class discussions. A third teacher achieved a more equal balance between teacher-directed and student-centered activities. All three teachers demonstrated more difficulty than students changing their expectations about appropriate mathematical activity. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Teacher Change
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.