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ERIC Number: EJ1123376
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1744-1803
Novice Teachers Reflect on Their Instructional Practices While Teaching Adults Math
Ginsburg, Lynda
Adults Learning Mathematics, v11 n2 p7-13 2016
Over three years, eighty-two teachers in their first or second year of teaching participated in orientation programs for new adult educators. During the programs, they reflected on their own instructional practices when teaching mathematics to adults. The teachers identified the practice they were likely to overemphasize and explained why they were likely to do so, posting their responses to online course discussion boards. Almost half of the respondents reported they "primarily emphasize calculation skills" and shared various reasons for doing so. The remaining respondents reported emphasizing one of four other instructional practices. Teachers put forth a variety of justifications for the instructional practices they have been using. Professional development efforts will need to recognize and take account of the teachers' beliefs, assumptions and current practices.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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