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ERIC Number: EJ852387
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1442-3901
Coaching Teachers to Implement Mathematics Reform Recommendations
Olson, Jo; Barrett, Jeffrey
Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, v6 p63-80 2004
Historically, teachers implemented mathematics reform recommendations by infusing new activities into the curriculum. However, mathematics instruction continues to be teacher centred, challenging professional developers to find new ways to encourage teachers' growth. This study used activity-reflective cycles (Tzur & Simon, 1999) to examine different coaching approaches to support teachers' use of rich mathematical tasks and questions to promote students' mathematical thinking. We suggest a new coaching approach characterised as "evoking teachers' pedagogical curiosity" to advance teachers' professional growth. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A