ERIC Number: EJ637460
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
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Building Bridges: Improving the Teaching Practices of TAs in the Mathematics Department.
McGivney-Burelle, Jean; DeFranco, Thomas C.; Vinsonhaler, Charles I.; Santucci, Kimberly B.
Journal of Graduate Teaching Assistant Development, v8 n2 p55-63 2001
Investigated how a mathematics pedagogy course challenged teaching assistants' (TAs') beliefs about the teaching and learning of mathematics and informed their teaching practice. Found that TAs adopted a different set of beliefs about the teaching and learning of mathematics and that several constraints (institutional, cultural, a lack of appropriate models of teaching) acted as barriers prohibiting instructional change. (EV)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Mathematics, Educational Philosophy, Higher Education, Mathematics Instruction, Resistance to Change, Teaching Assistants, Teaching Methods, Theory Practice Relationship
New Forums Press, P.O. Box 876, Stillwater, OK 74076.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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