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ERIC Number: EJ1014038
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1536-3031
An Initial Investigation into the Mathematical Background of Those Who Pass the CSET for Mathematics
Berglund, Jorgen
Issues in Teacher Education, v22 n1 p125-143 Spr 2013
Faced with a chronic shortage of single-subject mathematics teachers and a directive from the federal legislation "No Child Left Behind" that all students are taught by highly qualified teachers, California instituted a new subject-matter competency exam, the California Subject Exam for Teachers for Mathematics (CSET), and created a new Single-Subject Credential in Foundational-Level Mathematics. An initial investigation indicates that many teacher candidates who have passed the CSET and have entered single-subject mathematics credential programs have taken few university-level mathematics classes, which raises the question of whether they have the appropriate mathematical content knowledge to teach secondary mathematics. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001
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