ERIC Number: EJ1089950
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Examining the Pattern of Middle Grade Mathematics Teachers' Performance: A Concurrent Embedded Mixed Methods Study
Han, Sunyoung; Cetin, Sevket Ceyhun; Matteson, Shirley M.
EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, v12 n3 p387-409 Mar 2016
The purpose of this study was to reveal the pattern in a structure of teachers' instructional performance. Specifically,seven teachers' performances (Standards and Objectives, Presenting Instructional Content, Lesson Structure and Pacing, Activities and Materials,Academic Feedback, Grouping Students, and Teacher Content Knowledge) were investigated. An embedded mixed methods approach analyzed 426 reports concerning 175 classroom-capturing videos. The findings showed a structured pattern and the relationships among the teachers' performances. Also, multiple group analysis was employed to examine the differences between beginning and experienced teachers' performance patterns. The beginning and experienced teachers presented different paths regarding the four performances: Activities and Materials, Grouping Students, Standards and Objectives, and Lesson Structure and Pacing. The findings of the current study have implications for teacher professional development.
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Mixed Methods Research, Performance, Beginning Teachers, Experienced Teachers, Differences, Faculty Development, Structural Equation Models, Scoring Rubrics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED), Office of Innovation and Improvement
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: u411c110102