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ERIC Number: ED111691
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr-3
Pages: 18
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The Effects of Practicum Experience on the Opinions of Secondary Mathematics Teachers.
Kulm, Gerald
Over a period of five semesters, the attitudes of preservice secondary mathematics teachers participating in seven varieties of educational experiences were measured using the Mathematics Teaching Inventory (MTI). Items on the MTI were scored for modern versus traditional attitudes. Seven subscales were generated by classifying items on the basis of whether they involved perception of mathematics teaching or teaching in general and whether there was a teacher or non-teacher focus. Data collected for the seven groups on these seven scales were submitted to an analysis of variance. Results indicated that, in general, students with only observation experiences held more modern and open attitudes than students with teaching experience. This result was most significant for the subscale concerning mathematics teaching behavior. On the basis of this study and related research it is recommended that early school-based experiences should be offered to preservice teachers, but that these experiences should be carefully selected to avoid negative effects on attitudes. (SD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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