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ERIC Number: EJ1098240
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1366-4530
Elementary School Mathematics Teachers' Perception of Their Professional Needs
Shriki, Atara; Patkin, Dorit
Teacher Development, v20 n3 p329-347 2016
This study explored Israeli elementary school mathematics teachers' perceptions of their professional needs, with the purpose of developing in-service training courses which cater to these needs. Eighty-four teachers responded to the questionnaire and were interviewed. The results indicate that the respondents' main needs are associated with strengthening their didactical knowledge capability of dealing with emotional aspects that relate to pupils' learning of mathematics. Although most of the respondents lack formal mathematics education, they attribute less importance to their need to enhance knowledge in the field. In light of Israeli pupils' relatively low attainments in mathematics, the authors believe that the education system should require teachers to expand their mathematics knowledge and that only teachers with appropriate knowledge will be permitted to teach the discipline.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel
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