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ERIC Number: EJ815192
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1386-4416
Mathematical Belief Change in Prospective Primary Teachers
Grootenboer, Peter
Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, v11 n6 p479-497 Nov 2008
The development and influence of beliefs in teacher education has been a topic of increasing interest for researchers in recent years. This study explores the responses of a group of prospective primary teachers to attempts to facilitate belief change as part of their initial teacher education programme in mathematics. The students' responses seemed to fall into three categories: non-engagement; building a new set of beliefs and; reforming existing beliefs. In this article the participants' responses are outlined and illustrated with stories from three individuals. This study suggests that belief reform is complex and fraught with ethical dilemmas. Certainly there is a need for further research in this area, particularly given the pervasive influence of beliefs on teaching practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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