ERIC Number: ED389608
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Tensions and Struggles: Prospective Secondary Mathematics Teachers Confronting the Unfamiliar.
Arvold, Bridget; Albright, Maureen
Being open to new ideas is instrumental for the professional development of teachers. Using numerous case studies of prospective teachers' beliefs as a backdrop, this study investigated the tensions and struggles four prospective teachers encountered as they confronted the unfamiliar. Both the formation of their belief systems and the interactions of their beliefs with the unfamiliar were interpreted as participants engaged in a discussion-, reflection-, and activity-rich proactive teacher education environment. Through the tensions and struggles associated with multiple interpretations of mathematics and issues related to multiculturalism, insights were gained into the complexities of becoming a teacher during this time of mathematics education reform. (Author/MKR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: 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 Georgia Research Alliance.