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ERIC Number: EJ859287
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
Two Mathematics Teachers Talk about Their Teacher Preparation Experiences: One an Undergraduate Degree and One a Masters Degree
Yow, Jan A.
Issues in the Undergraduate Mathematics Preparation of School Teachers, v4 Jun 2009
An exploratory research approach is used to characterize the experience of two second year high school mathematics teachers in their teacher preparation programs: one graduated from a four-year undergraduate program while the other graduated from a fifth-year masters program. The two main forms of data collection included interviews and document review. Findings showed that both teachers felt prepared for the mathematical demands of their jobs but ill prepared for what they termed "on-the-job knowledge." Each teacher offered suggestions for improving their teacher education programs. Complete program curricula are included in the appendices.
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 - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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