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ERIC Number: EJ834977
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0738-0593
Change in Beliefs after First-Year of Teaching: The Case of Turkish National Curriculum Context
Haser, Cigdem; Star, Jon R.
International Journal of Educational Development, v29 n3 p293-302 May 2009
The impact of national curriculum context on mathematics related beliefs of 12 beginning middle grades mathematics teachers was investigated after the teacher education program and first-year teaching through interviews and a combination of three belief frameworks. National curriculum requirements, lack of effective mentoring programs, and preservice tutoring experiences were detected as the major factors impacting beliefs. Participants simultaneously had teacher-centered and student-centered beliefs, causing inconsistency in beliefs and practices. While participants' preservice and first-year experiences contrasted, they developed contextual beliefs to deal with the difficulties. Reflections on teacher education and beginning teacher support policies in national curriculum contexts were discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey