ERIC Number: ED419791
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr-13
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Teachers' Beliefs Across the First Two Years of Implementation of Cognitively Guided Instruction.
Bowman, Anita H.; Bright, George W.; Vacc, Nancy N.
This study examined changes in 20 elementary teachers' beliefs about teaching and learning that occurred during the first 2 years of a 5-year implementation of cognitively guided instruction (CGI) as the basis of mathematics instruction. Teachers and mathematics educators from around North Carolina formed five local teams, each composed of two teacher educators and six elementary teachers. During the first 2 years, participants attended four multiple-day workshops. They also met monthly during the school year to discuss their progress. University educators visited the teachers monthly during mathematics instruction, and project staff visited the teachers once each semester. Visits were intended to support the teachers as they began implementing CGI. To assess changes in teachers' beliefs about teaching and learning mathematics, researchers administered the CGI Beliefs Scale before or after each of the workshops. The Beliefs Scale examined beliefs about the role of the learner, relationships between skills and understanding, sequencing of topics for instruction, and the role of teachers. Results indicated that during the first year, teacher's beliefs declined, though not all the way back to baseline, despite receiving extensive support. It took 2 years of implementation for teachers' beliefs to recover to the same level evidenced immediately after the initial workshops. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
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