ERIC Number: ED259925
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
A Course to Reduce Math Anxiety and Sex-Role Stereotyping in Elementary Education. Instructor's Handbook.
City Univ. of New York, Flushing, NY. Queens Coll.
This handbook provides information on the purpose, organization, and use of Teacher Education and Mathematics (TEAM) modules within the context of a teacher education course for elementary education students or as supplementary materials to such a course. The four mathematics and four attitudinal modules are designed to produce four outcomes for learners: (1) increased mathematics knowledge and skills; (2) more confidence (and less math anxiety) in dealing with mathematics; (3) skill in identifying sex-role stereotyping in curriculum materials and teaching behaviors; and (4) perception of mathematics as useful and appropriate for females. Topics addressed in the mathematics modules include patterns, approximation and estimation, choice and chance, and metric measurement. Topics addressed in the four attitudinal modules include sex-role stereotypes, women and mathematics careers, women as mathematicians, and demystifying mathematics. A general overview of these modules, recommended instructional strategies, ways to create a positive learning environment, and attitudinal interventions are provided in the handbook. A list of references, research evidence in support of TEAM strategies, and sample class logs are also provided in appendices. (JN)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Females, Higher Education, Mathematics Anxiety, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Student Attitudes, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
WEEA Publishing Center, 1984 Education Development Center, Inc., 55 Chapel St., Newton, MA 02160.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Women's Educational Equity Act Program (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, Flushing, NY. Queens Coll.