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ERIC Number: EJ1083128
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1068-1752
A Mixed Methods Study of Teach for America Teachers' Mathematical Beliefs, Knowledge, and Classroom Teaching Practices during a Reform-Based University Mathematics Methods Course
Swars, Susan Lee
SRATE Journal, v24 n2 p25-39 Sum 2015
This mixed methods study examined the mathematical preparation of elementary teachers in a Teach for America (TFA) program, focal participants for whom there is scant extant research. Data collection occurred before and after a university mathematics methods course, with a particular focus on the participants' (n = 22) mathematical beliefs, specialized content knowledge, and classroom teaching practices. Data were collected via two beliefs surveys, a content knowledge instrument, and interviews. The results show the added value of the course and offer considerations for learning experiences during mathematics teacher preparation, some of which are specific to alternative teacher preparation programs such as TFA.
Southeastern Regional Association of Teacher Educators. Web site: http://www.sratejournal.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A