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ERIC Number: EJ770297
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Supporting Novice Elementary Mathematics Teachers' Induction in Professional Communities and Providing Innovative Forms of Pedagogical Content Knowledge Development through Information and Communication Technology
Dalgarno, Nancy; Colgan, Lynda
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v23 n7 p1051-1065 Oct 2007
This paper reports on the needs identified as important to 27 novice elementary mathematics teachers and examines how Connect-ME, an online mathematics community, provides these supports. Qualitative data were collected using two focus groups and 16 telephone interviews. Findings validate the need for alternative teacher professional development (TPD) models and the value of professional communities and knowledge acquired through technology-facilitated learning. The results indicate that teachers actively seek formal and informal TPD experiences, opportunities for sharing and communicating, and access to quality resources. This study provides educational researchers and administrators with essential elements for effectively supporting novice elementary mathematics teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Administrators; Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada