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ERIC Number: EJ1061104
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
An Investigation into Pre-Service Special Education Teachers' Mathematical Skills, Self-Efficacy, and Teaching Methodology
Hinton, Vanessa; Flores, Margaret; Burton, Megan; Curtis, Rebecca
Issues in the Undergraduate Mathematics Preparation of School Teachers, v1 Jun 2015
The purpose of this mixed method study was to investigate future special education teachers' preparation for effectively teaching mathematics. During the last semester of their program, pre-service special education teachers completed elementary level mathematics computation and problem solving assessments, a mathematics efficacy beliefs survey, and an open-ended question about their teaching methods. The assessments were analyzed using qualitative and quantitative methods. Analysis revealed that participants who described their instruction as solely procedural in nature rated their teaching outcome expectancies lower and achieved lower computation scores than other participants. The results and their implications will be discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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