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ERIC Number: EJ835513
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Preparing Elementary Teachers to Teach Mathematics: How Field Experiences Impact Pedagogical Content Knowledge
Strawhecker, Jane
Issues in the Undergraduate Mathematics Preparation of School Teachers, v4 May 2005
Student achievement and attitudes toward mathematics are influenced by the teacher, emphasizing the importance of quality teacher preparation. This study explored different preparations and the impact on pre-service teachers' pedagogical content knowledge. The sample included 96 pre-service teachers enrolled in a math course at one Midwestern university. Results suggest that field experience combined with other aspects of mathematical teacher preparation impact pre-service teachers' pedagogical content knowledge for mathematics. (Contains 7 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
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Language: English
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