ERIC Number: EJ1132575
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
The Role of Subject-Matter Content in Teacher Preparation: An International Perspective for Mathematics
Schmidt, William H.; Burroughs, Nathan A.; Cogan, Leland S.; Houang, Richard T.
Journal of Curriculum Studies, v49 n2 p111-131 2017
International comparative studies in education provide a fresh perspective on K-12 education policy by enabling countries to learn from each other's approaches. The recently conducted Teacher Education and Development Study--Mathematics provides a worldwide lens by which to examine the role of subject-matter in the preparation of US teachers of mathematics for primary and lower secondary students. More specifically, a previous study looking at the international top-performing teacher preparation programmes identified a common set of learning experiences (topics/content) related to mathematics. This empirically derived international benchmark is used in this paper to examine the quality of the mathematics preparation of future US teachers in various university and college programmes.
Descriptors: Teacher Education, International Education, Educational Policy, Comparative Analysis, Teacher Education Programs, Mathematics Instruction, Teacher Surveys, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Mathematics Tests, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Achievement, Science Tests, Science Achievement, Preservice Teachers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Elementary Education; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study