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ERIC Number: EJ771609
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0261-9768
Views of Prospective Early Childhood Education Teachers, towards Mathematics and Its Instruction
Zacharos, Konstantinos; Koliopoulos, Dimitris; Dokimaki, Maria; Kassoumi, Helen
European Journal of Teacher Education, v30 n3 p305-318 Aug 2007
The questions this paper attempts to answer are related to the attitudes of student teachers of the Department of Early Childhood Education at the University of Patras (Greece) towards mathematics, as well as their views on the instruction of mathematics in Early Childhood Education. The research sample included 52 students in the fourth semester of studies, who were invited to answer a questionnaire with respect to mathematics and its instruction. The findings reveal the negative attitude our research subjects adopt towards mathematics. Their epistemological views on mathematics and its instruction do not constitute a single and solid conceptual system. These findings underline the need to improve the mathematical education offered to student teachers of Early Childhood Education. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Greece