ERIC Number: ED137138
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Differences Between Teachers' Self-Ratings and Principal and University Faculty's Idealized Mathematics Teacher as Measured by a Mathematics Inventory. Reporting Session.
Post, Thomas R.; And Others
This survey was conducted to examine differences and similarities between teachers', principals', and college professors' views as reflected on an inventory concerned with both cognitive and affective outcomes of mathematics instruction. A total of 222 randomly selected secondary principals each selected (randomly) one mathematics teacher from their faculty, then both the principals and the teachers completed a 30-item Mathematics Inventory for Teachers (MIT). One hundred forty-one university mathematics educators also took the MIT. Scores were compared using multivariate analysis of variance procedures. Results showed that the mathematics educators did not conceptualize issues in the same manner as school personnel. Principals and teachers tended to be more closely aligned and expressed a greater amount of ideological agreement than teachers and mathematics educators. (DT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis.