ERIC Number: ED478195
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Creating Classrooms That Promote Understanding.
Fennema, Elizabeth; Sowder, Judith; Carpenter, Thomas P.
This chapter builds on the idea that classrooms that promote understanding can and do exist. Elaborating upon this idea the question is raised, "In what ways can many more classrooms be developed so that all students have the opportunity to learn with understanding?" The construction of classrooms that promote understanding is dependent upon thoughtful, knowledgeable teachers who have participated in professional development programs that enable the development of their own understanding of mathematics, students' thinking about mathematics, and the interdependence of the two. (SOE)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction, Teacher Education, Teacher Influence
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., 10 Industrial Avenue, Mahwah, NJ 07430.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Fennema, Elizabeth, Ed. and Thomas A. Romberg, Ed., Mathematics Classrooms That Promote Understanding, Mahwah, NJ, Lawrence Erlbaum, 1999. p185-99. For entire book, see SE 068 002.