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ERIC Number: EJ1189604
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Aug
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2165-7874
Examining EC-6 Pre-Service Teachers' Perceptions of Self-Efficacy in Teaching Mathematics
Jeffery, Tonya D.; Hobson, Lisa D.; Conoyer, Sarah J.; Miller, Karyn E.; Leach, Lesley F.
Issues in the Undergraduate Mathematics Preparation of School Teachers, v5 Aug 2018
Mathematics teacher quality has become a major focus in national education reform efforts. In addition, there is an increasing interest in the effectiveness of teacher preparation programs and the undergraduate preparation of elementary mathematics teachers. Empirical evidence suggests that teacher attitudes, behaviors and values, or dispositions, towards teaching have a significant impact on student outcomes. The purpose of this study is to survey juniors and seniors in an undergraduate teacher preparation program to gauge their perceptions of self-efficacy and comfort with teaching mathematics. The results have implications for, and reaffirm concerns about the undergraduate preparation of elementary mathematics teachers.
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Texas Tech University. Broadway and Boston, Lubbock, TX 79409-1042. Tel: 806-742-2566; Fax: 806-742-1112; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas
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