ERIC Number: EJ1020118
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Reference Count: 3
An Unplanned Path
McGarvey, Lynn M.; Sterenberg, Gladys Y.; Long, Julie S.
Teaching Children Mathematics, v20 n3 p182-189 Oct 2013
The authors elucidate what they saw as three important challenges to overcome along the path to becoming elementary school mathematics teacher leaders: marginal interest in math, low self-confidence, and teaching in isolation. To illustrate how these challenges were mitigated, they focus on the stories of two elementary school teachers--Laura and Susan. Their stories will likely resonate with many other elementary school teachers who might then recognize their own leadership potential.
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Characteristics, Self Esteem, Professional Isolation, Teacher Attitudes, Interests, Teacher Leadership, Leadership Qualities
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: Elementary Education
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