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ERIC Number: ED560689
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1877-0428
The Effectiveness of Using Social Communications Networks in Mathematics Teachers' Professional Development
Hussein, Hisham Barakat
Online Submission, Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences v106 p2756-2761 2013
The study aims to determine the effectiveness of using social communications networks in mathematics teachers' professional development. The main research questions was: what is the effectiveness of using social communications networks in mathematics teachers' professional development. The sub questions were: (1) what are the standards of sustainable mathematics teachers' professional development? (2) what are the main features of a sustainable mathematics teachers' professional development program? The research used the semi experimental methodology, the research group was (20) elementary mathematics teachers. The results indicate the effectiveness of social networking for the mathematics teachers' professional development program. And determine the procedural standards for mathematics teachers' professional development, presented applied vision for mathematics teachers' professional development program. The result recommended that work on the development of intensive training to clarify the objectives and methods of use and activation of social networking in professional development, and give attention to the provision of computers and wireless internet access in schools, teacher training on using social networks, work to develop a strategy to activate these networks formally within the curriculum, and to encourage and support models and successful experiences in this field and published this deployment. [This paper was also presented at the International Conference on New Horizons in Education (4th, Rome, Italy, June 25-27, 2013).]
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A