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ERIC Number: EJ1129746
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1954
Developing a Deeper Understanding of "Mathematics Teaching Expertise": An Examination of Three Chinese Mathematics Teachers' Resource Systems as Windows into Their Work and Expertise
Pepin, Birgit; Xu, Binyan; Trouche, Luc; Wang, Chongyang
Educational Studies in Mathematics, v94 n3 p257-274 Mar 2017
In order to develop a deeper understanding of mathematics teaching expertise, in this study we use the Documentational Approach to Didactics to explore the resource systems of three Chinese mathematics "expert" teachers. Exploiting the Western and Eastern literature we examine the notion of "mathematics teaching expertise", as it is perceived in the East and the West. The data consist of two rounds of in-depth interviews, observations and teachers' representations of their resource systems, where teachers describe their resources connected to their practice, their perceptions of mathematics teaching expertise, and how to develop it. Subsequently, the data are analyzed with respect to the different facets of the notion of teaching expertise and related to the teachers' views and practices, in order to deepen our understandings of what proficiency in mathematics teaching might mean and how to develop it, seen through the lens of "resources". The significance of the study relates to the enhancement of mathematics teachers' expertise and capacity building when working in collectives (e.g., in teacher professional development), in order to develop a strong workforce for supporting and helping to improve pupil learning.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China; China (Shanghai)
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