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ERIC Number: EJ1142007
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1473-0111
Mathematical and Pedagogical Knowledge Amongst First- and Second-Grade In-Service and Pre-Service Mathematics Teachers
Shahbari, Juhaina Awawdeh
International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, v18 n1 p41-65 2017
The study investigates the mathematical and the pedagogical content knowledge among in-service and pre-service first- and second-grade mathematics teachers. The sample of 300 subjects consisted of 150 first- and second-grade in-service teachers and 150 pre-service teachers studying in a college of education, 75 of whom were first-year students and 75 third- and fourth-year students. The data was collected using two tools--a mathematical content knowledge (MCK) test and a mathematics pedagogical content knowledge (MPCK) test, the items on each of these representing the four sub-domains studied in first- and second-grade: numbers, arithmetic operations, geometry/measurements, and word problems. The principal findings of the study indicate that all three groups possess limited knowledge of both MCK and MPCK in all sub-domains. The in-service teachers achieved the highest mean in the MCK and MPCK and the differences between the in-service teachers and the two groups of pre-service teachers were statistically significant in general MCK and MPCK and in all the domains. Moreover, the lowest MCK mean was in the geometry/measurements domain, and the lowest MPCK mean was in the word-problems domain.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 2; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel
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