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ERIC Number: EJ747908
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 22
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 33
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1033-2170
A Typology of Mathematics Teachers' Beliefs about Teaching and Learning Mathematics and Instructional Practices
Barkatsas, Anastasios (Tasos); Malone, John
Mathematics Education Research Journal, v17 n2 p69-90 2005
The primary purposes of the study reported here were to investigate Greek mathematics teachers' beliefs regarding the nature of mathematics and mathematics teaching and learning, and to explore the various links between these beliefs and instructional practice. Two orientations that are characteristic of secondary mathematics teachers' beliefs were identified: A contemporary--constructivist orientation, and a traditional--transmission--information processing orientation. A case study of a veteran teacher demonstrated that classrooms can be complex sites of political, historical, social and cultural influences, and that the teacher's beliefs about mathematics learning and teaching were less traditional than her actual teaching practice. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. MERGA-GPO Box 2747, Adelaide, South Australia 5001, Australia. Web Site: http://www.merga.net.au/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Greece