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ERIC Number: EJ835515
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Using TIMSS to Improve the Undergraduate Preparation of Mathematics Teachers
Furner, Joseph M.; Robison, Sally
Issues in the Undergraduate Mathematics Preparation of School Teachers, v4 Nov 2004
This paper looks at how the research from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) can help prepare undergraduate preservice mathematics teachers for success in teaching mathematics. The findings from TIMSS provide implications for better practices which can improve the preparation of future teachers to teach mathematics in a more effective and researched based-manner. The authors feel that if preservice teachers are better prepared for teaching mathematics and have a strong mathematical foundation along with knowledge of the TIMSS, their future students will be better prepared, in terms of their mathematics achievement and attitudes, to experience success in our technological and mathematical world. This paper provides ten recommendations for teacher educators based on TIMSS findings which outline specific suggestions and ramifications for preservice teachers to aid in being effective educators for future students in the USA.
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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