ERIC Number: ED202826
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Issues in the Outcome Evaluation of a Math Anxiety Reduction Program for Teacher Education Students.
Tittle, Carol Kehr; Denker, Elenor Rubin
A project was designed to evaluate TEAM, a math anxiety reduction program for undergraduate students preparing to be elementary school teachers. The program consisted of two main components: (1) instruction intended to improve problem solving skills using the areas of patterns, probability, measurement, approximation, and estimation; and (2) activities designed to reduce math anxiety and to increase confidence in mathematics. The outcome evaluation for a two-year materials development project consisted of replications of small-scale trials of the materials. Outcome measures included both attitudinal and math concept instruments. Future evaluation research in this or similar programs can concentrate in several areas arising from the development and evaluation of the TEAM materials and course. Areas such as the instructional approach, the integration of testing and teaching, teacher confidence and competence, and interaction between aptitude and treatment need more research. (FG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April, 1981).