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ERIC Number: ED075369
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 10
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A Quasi-Experimental Study Designed to Evaluate the Effectiveness of a Student-Goal-Determined Course in Mathematics Education.
Greabell, Leon C., Jr.
This study was designed to determine the effectiveness of a student-centered approach in teaching the basic concepts of elementary mathematics to teacher preparation students, as utilized in the Mid-Career Training for Partnership Teaching (MTPT). The research formulated three hypotheses: a) students in the MTPT would show a significant increase in the knowledge of elementary school mathematics; b) the increase in this knowledge by MTPT students would compare favorably with the increase shown by students in typical preservice and in-service teacher education programs; and c) the level of knowledge possessed by MTPT students would compare favorably with the general population of elementary school teachers. MTPT students represented the student-goal-determined (SGD) approach and the preservice students represented the instructor-goal-determined (IGD) approach. Elementary school teachers represented the norm. The pre- and posttest data on all three groups were provided by the Callahan Test of Mathematical Knowledge. Results showed that both SGD and IGD participants increased their knowledge of mathematics and this growth was significantly higher than the norm group. (Four tables of statistical data are included.) (BRB)
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