ERIC Number: EJ1105601
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Inside the UTeach Program: Implications for Research in Mathematics Teacher Education
Wasserman, Nicholas H.
Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, v1 n1 p12-16 Spr-Sum 2010
As the national impetus to advance education continues to look toward improving the teachers sent into the classroom, more research needs to be done to in the area of mathematics teacher education. A number of recent studies have summarized, synthesized, and developed useful information about what should be viewed as important in mathematics teacher training. This paper looks at some of these claims from current research and uses the UTeach program from the University of Texas at Austin as a means of elaborating on how some theoretical issues might be addressed in practice. A number of implications are proposed in response to the discussion, one in particular addressing a gap in current research about understanding when beginning mathematics teachers learn the attributes helpful for good mathematics instruction.
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Teacher Education Programs, Mathematics Teachers, Secondary School Mathematics, Science Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Theory Practice Relationship, Teacher Collaboration
Program in Mathematics and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University. 525 West 120th Street Box 210-M, New York, NY 10027. Web site: http://www.tc.columbia.edu/jmetc
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas (Austin)
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A