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ERIC Number: EJ781948
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Dec
Pages: 28
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1386-4416
Connecting Teacher Beliefs to the Use of Children's Literature in the Teaching of Mathematics
Cotti, Rainy; Schiro, Michael
Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, v7 n4 p329-356 Dec 2004
This article presents examples that illustrate how teachers use children's literature in the teaching of mathematics. The examples are related to four curriculum ideologies that have influenced mathematics education in the USA for the last 75 years. It discusses why it is relevant to help teachers understand the ideological positions that influence their use of children's literature during mathematics instruction, summarizes the four ideological positions, and presents results of a study of how teachers' ideological positions relate to their use of children's literature in the teaching of mathematics. The study examines two research questions "Can an instructional tool be developed that will highlight for teachers the different ways in which they and others use children's literature to teach mathematics?" and "Can that instructional tool stimulate teacher discussion and reflection about their own beliefs and the ideological nature of the instructional environment in which they learned (as students) and teach (as teachers)?" Study results indicate that both questions can be answered in the affirmative.
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Language: English
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