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ERIC Number: EJ1094510
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-3831
Teachers' Pedagogical Mathematical Awareness in Swedish Early Childhood Education
Björklund, Camilla; Barendregt, Wolmet
Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, v60 n3 p359-377 2016
Revised guidelines for Swedish early childhood education that emphasize mathematics content and competencies in more detail than before raise the question of the status of pedagogical mathematical awareness among Swedish early childhood teachers. The purpose of this study is to give an overview of teachers' current pedagogical mathematical awareness. A questionnaire was distributed to 147 teachers, asking them to respond to their habits of working with mathematics. The survey is based on theoretical conjectures of teacher professionality (pedagogical content knowledge), integrated with the idea of developmental pedagogy. Results from the questionnaire show that teachers account for mathematics as learning content but limitations are discerned concerning teachers' awareness of spatial aspects of mathematics and problematization of mathematical content in goal-oriented manners. The results also point out areas for further stimulation in teacher training.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Preschool Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden
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