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ERIC Number: EJ781360
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 39
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8251
Effects of Early Field Experiences on the Mathematical Content Knowledge and Beliefs of Prospective Elementary School Teachers: An Experimental Study
Philipp, Randolph A.; Ambrose, Rebecca; Lamb, Lisa L. C.; Sowder, Judith T.; Schappelle, Bonnie P.; Sowder, Larry; Thanheiser, Eva; Chauvot, Jennifer
Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, v38 n5 p438-476 Nov 2007
In this experimental study, prospective elementary school teachers enrolled in a mathematics course were randomly assigned to (a) concurrently learn about children's mathematical thinking by watching children on video or working directly with children, (b) concurrently visit elementary school classrooms of conveniently located or specially selected teachers, or (c) a control group. Those who studied children's mathematical thinking while learning mathematics developed more sophisticated beliefs about mathematics, teaching, and learning and improved their mathematical content knowledge more than those who did not. (Contains 5 figures, 6 footnotes and 6 tables. Appended are: IMAP's Seven Beliefs Assessed; and Odds Ratios.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: N/A