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ERIC Number: EJ835507
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
Technology in Mathematics: Issues in Educating Teacher Candidates for Rural Math Classrooms
Franz, Dana Pomykal; Hopper, Peggy F.
Issues in the Undergraduate Mathematics Preparation of School Teachers, v3 Aug 2007
This paper examines the reality of teaching math in the rural southeast. Rural districts have low student expenditures and high transportation costs, due in part to the limited tax-base available. This leaves limited funds for technology. Universities prepare preservice teachers to teach math using the latest technology, however, many of these preservice teachers will return to classrooms with limited or out-dated technology. This paper presents a case-study of preservice students' education and field experiences in rural northern Mississippi. Further, implications for changes in how we teach technology to preservice students who will likely return to rural settings are discussed. (Contains 3 figures.)
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
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi