ERIC Number: EJ1180692
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
What Are the Important Attributes of Good Mathematics Teaching?
Leong, Kwan Eu
Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, v24 n1 p211-223 Mar 2015
What are the important attributes of good mathematics teaching? The answer depends on whom you are asking. Teachers, researchers, policymakers, administrators, and parents usually provide their own view on what they consider the important attributes of good mathematics teaching. The purpose of this study was to determine what beginning teachers report as being the most important attributes at the secondary level. This research explored whether there was a relationship between the demographics of the participants and the attributes of good teaching. A quantitative analysis was used to gather information from the research participants regarding their beliefs and classroom practices of good mathematics teaching. The three most important attributes in good teaching were classroom management, motivation, and strong in content knowledge. One interesting finding was the discovery of four groups of beginning teachers, and how they were associated with specific attributes of good mathematics teaching according to their demographics.
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Statistical Analysis, Teacher Attitudes, Classroom Techniques, Demography, Teacher Characteristics, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Mathematics, Teacher Motivation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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