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ERIC Number: EJ1052745
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 69
ISSN: ISSN-1863-9690
Variations of In-Service Training for Primary Mathematics Teachers: An Empirical Study
Selter, Christoph; Gräsel, Cornelia; Reinold, Martin; Trempler, Kati
ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, v47 n1 p65-77 Mar 2015
Previous findings indicate that the effectiveness of in-service teacher training can be increased by a (pedagogical) content knowledge orientation on the one hand and the stimulation of cooperation among teachers on the other. In this paper, three versions of a multi-phase training program were compared in a quasi-experimental field study with a pre-post follow-up design: (A) a pedagogical content-focused version; (B) a version that especially stimulated cooperation; and (C) a version that combined both aspects. Additionally, two control groups D and E were investigated. Results show that trainings A and C were evaluated more positively, or at least not worse, than training B and the control groups D and E with regard to (1) the "acceptance of the training" in terms of the promotion of process-related competences as well as of cooperation, (2) the "acceptance of the innovation," and (3) teachers' "epistemological beliefs."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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