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ERIC Number: EJ857933
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0020-739X
Factors Shaping Mathematics Lecturers' Service Teaching in Different Departments
Bingolbali, E.; Ozmantar, M. F.
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v40 n5 p597-617 2009
In this article we focus on university lecturers' approaches to the service teaching and factors that influence their approaches. We present data obtained from the interviews with 19 mathematics and three physics lecturers along with the observations of two mathematics lecturers' calculus courses. The findings show that lecturers' approaches to teaching the same topic vary across departments; that is, they consciously privilege different aspects of mathematics, set different questions on examinations and follow different textbooks while teaching in different departments. We discuss factors influencing lecturers' decision of what (mathematics) to teach in different departments and offer educational implications for service mathematics teaching in terms of students' mathematical needs and the role of mathematics for client students. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey