ERIC Number: EJ786903
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Preservice Teachers' Perceptions of Mathematics Education in Urban Schools
Walker, Erica N.
Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, v39 n5 p519-540 Dec 2007
This article reports findings from a study of preservice mathematics teacher education students and their beliefs about and experiences with students in an urban high school. The preservice teacher education students participated as mentors to a group of peer tutors in a mathematics tutoring program. Data collected from questionnaires and interviews reveal that the mentors had varied perceptions of tutoring program participants' motivation, interest, and knowledge of mathematics. Mentors held varied perceptions of urban schools and what teaching mathematics in urban settings entails. Further, mentors reported that their work in the tutoring program had an impact on their strategies and plans for future mathematics teaching.
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Urban Schools, Mathematics Education, Mentors, Student Teacher Attitudes, Urban Teaching, Peer Teaching, Tutoring, Attitude Measures, High Schools, Public Schools
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
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