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ERIC Number: EJ1195295
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun-30
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: EISSN-2471-0059
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Beliefs of Efficacy and Elementary Teachers' Computational Skills
Hinton, Vanessa; Flores, Margaret; Simmons, Kate
Georgia Educational Researcher, v11 n1 Article 2 p54-70 Jun 2014
Early mathematics content that is taught in elementary school lays the foundation for students' advanced mathematics performance. Thus, researchers show it is important that pre-service elementary teachers build a strong background in numbers and operations, as well as efficacy beliefs in mathematics instruction. This study expands the literature in the investigation of pre-service teachers' efficacy beliefs and mathematical knowledge by making comparisons of pre-service elementary teachers' views of efficacy to their overall ability in computation skills. Results show that elementary pre-service teachers who demonstrated lower scores in efficacy beliefs also had significantly lower computation scores. Implications for teacher preparation are also discussed.
Georgia Educational Research Association. Available from: Digital Commons. Zach S. Henderson Library, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA 30458. e-mail: GEReditor@gmail.com; e-mail: digitalcommons@georgiasouthern.edu; Web site: https://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/gerjournal/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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