ERIC Number: EJ1085375
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Self-Perceptions of Pre-Service Mathematics Teachers Completing a Graduate Diploma of Secondary Education
Hine, Gregory S. C.
Issues in Educational Research, v25 n4 p480-500 2015
This qualitative research project explored the self-perceptions of pre-service secondary mathematics teachers completing a Graduate Diploma of Secondary Education. Specifically, the researcher investigated the extent to which teachers perceived their readiness to commence a secondary mathematics teaching position. The project relied principally on the use of a single, 10-item, qualitative research instrument that was used repeatedly and flexibly over time. Participants were asked to complete two questionnaires; one was administered before and after their Teaching Internship Practicum. Responses from all participants indicated varying degrees of readiness to teach secondary mathematics. An analysis of participant responses suggests three key findings: pre-service teachers require further training in mathematical content, particularly in upper school content; pre-service teachers require additional training in mathematical pedagogy; and the practicum experience confirmed initial participant perceptions of teaching readiness.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Secondary Education, Readiness, Graduate Study, Qualitative Research, Practicums, Internship Programs, Questionnaires, Pretests Posttests, Student Needs, Career Readiness, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Professional Training, Self Efficacy, Online Surveys
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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