ERIC Number: EJ1139529
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
New Standards Require Teaching More Statistics: Are Preservice Secondary Mathematics Teachers Ready?
Lovett, Jennifer N.; Lee, Hollylynne S.
Journal of Teacher Education, v68 n3 p299-311 May-Jun 2017
Mathematics teacher education programs often need to respond to changing expectations and standards for K-12 curriculum and accreditation. New standards for high school mathematics in the United States include a strong emphasis in statistics. This article reports results from a mixed methods cross-institutional study examining the preparedness of preservice secondary mathematics teachers to teach statistics and identifying factors and experiences that influence their preparedness. Our results suggest that the cohort of teachers entering secondary mathematics classrooms in 2015-2016 were not well prepared to teach statistics. Specific suggestions are given for how teacher education programs must rise to the challenge of preparing their graduates to teach statistics.
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Secondary School Mathematics, Statistics, National Standards, Mixed Methods Research, Career Readiness, Teaching Skills, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Self Efficacy, Learning Experience, Performance Factors, Semi Structured Interviews, Likert Scales, Technology Uses in Education, Knowledge Level
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: DUE0442319; DUE0817253; DUE1123001