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ERIC Number: EJ1015544
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0258-2236
Raising the Quality of Primary Level Mathematics Teaching and Learning in Schools in American Samoa: A Model for South Africa
Muthukrishna, Nithi
Perspectives in Education, v31 n3 p122-138 Sep 2013
Against the background of concerns around teaching and learning outcomes in primary school mathematics in South Africa, this article presents two studies conducted in American Samoa and seeks to draw implications for the teaching and learning of mathematics in South Africa. American Samoa has a very similar educational context to South Africa. The purpose of the two empirical studies was to evaluate the effectiveness of a mathematics intervention with Grade 3 learners, "Connecting Math Concepts Comprehensive Edition Level C" (CMCCE) curriculum which is framed by a structured and explicit pedagogy. The findings in the two studies indicate that providing teachers who have limited content knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge with explicit and fully developed instructional plans can have an almost immediate and positive effect on children's mathematical proficiency. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
Perspectives in Education. Faculty of Education, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein 9301, South Africa. Fax: +27-51-401-7044; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: American Samoa; South Africa
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A