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ERIC Number: EJ1085161
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1937-6928
A Synthesis of Research on Teacher Education, Mathematics, and Students with Learning Disabilities
Allsopp, David H.; Haley, Keri C.
Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, v13 n2 p177-206 2015
This paper reports the results of a synthesis of research related to teacher education, mathematics, and students with learning disabilities (SWLD) and other struggling learners. The goals of this synthesis were to determine the nature of the current research base (2004-2014) and to determine how it can inform teacher educators about the effective preparation of teachers who teach mathematics for SWLD and other struggling learners. A systematic search process resulted in 16 studies meeting inclusion criteria. Results indicate that the research base is limited with respect to number of studies but quite diverse in terms of research questions and foci, research design, participants, and context. The majority of studies involved some type of professional development (PD) intervention. A limited number of studies included the impact of the PD intervention on PK-12 student outcomes. Studies also focused on evaluating PS and INS teacher perceptions about issues such as competence for teaching mathematics, self-efficacy, mathematical knowledge, and mathematics anxiety while others measured teacher mathematical knowledge utilizing a variety of measures. Implications are discussed including suggestions for future research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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