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ERIC Number: ED428044
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr-17
Pages: 20
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Mathematics Teaching in the 1990's: Are Pacesetter Mathematics Teachers Teaching from the Standards?
Turner, Herbert M., III
This study examined whether Pacesetter Mathematics (PSM) teachers were teaching from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards as they implemented the standards-based PSM curricula. The standards identified four teacher instructional practices as essential: choosing worthwhile mathematical tasks, orchestrating classroom discourse, creating an environment supportive of mathematical power, and analyzing students' understanding and the contribution of his or her practice to students' learning. Prior to implementing the PSM course in 1992, teachers attended an 8-day summer institute that provided, among other things, guidelines on instructional practices that reflected the vision of the NCTM standards. In 1994-95, 10 PSM teachers responded to pre- and post-surveys, teacher interviews, and classroom observations. Data on PSM teachers' instructional practices were analyzed to determine whether their instructional practices were in accordance with the standards. Results indicated that instructional practices of PSM teachers fell short of the NCTM's standards. Time constraints and level of teacher commitment were among the reasons cited for the shortfall. (Contains 10 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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