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ERIC Number: EJ835497
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
Pre-Service Elementary School and Secondary Mathematics Teachers' Van Hiele Levels and Gender Differences
Halat, Erdogan
Issues in the Undergraduate Mathematics Preparation of School Teachers, v1 May 2008
The aim of this study was to find and compare the pre-service elementary school and secondary mathematic teachers' reasoning stages in geometry. There were a total of 281 pre-service teachers, 125 elementary school teachers and 156 secondary mathematics teachers, involved in the study. The researcher employed a multiple-choice geometry test. This test was developed to find out one's geometric reasoning levels. After the collection of the data, the independent samples t-test with [alpha] = 0.05 was used to analyze the data. The study found that there was no statistically significant difference in regard to the reasoning stages between the pre-service elementary school and secondary mathematics teachers, and that although there was a difference with reference to van Hiele levels between male and female pre-service secondary mathematics teachers favoring males, there was no sex-related difference found between male and female pre-service elementary school teachers. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey