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ERIC Number: EJ835498
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
A Snapshot of Ten Pre-Service Secondary Mathematics Teachers
Latterell, Carmen M.
Issues in the Undergraduate Mathematics Preparation of School Teachers, v1 May 2008
Reform in secondary mathematics education has created changes regarding how to educate teachers. It is time to check the result of such changes. This study provides a snapshot look at the commonalities of ten pre-service teachers in regards to their mathematics knowledge and their attitudes about mathematics and mathematics education. Four themes emerged. The pre-service secondary mathematics teacher enjoys and has knowledge of secondary mathematics; does not enjoy nor have a deep understanding of undergraduate mathematics; is drawn to teaching and not overly drawn to mathematics; and has a medium-level of commitment to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. (Contains 2 tables.)
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Texas Tech University. Broadway and Boston, Lubbock, TX 79409-1042. Tel: 806-742-2566; Fax: 806-742-1112; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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