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ERIC Number: EJ862820
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0009-8655
Special Educators and Mathematics Phobia: An Initial Qualitative Investigation
Humphrey, Michael; Hourcade, Jack J.
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v83 n1 p26-30 2010
Special educators are uniquely challenged to be content experts in all curricular areas, including mathematics, because students in their caseloads may require academic instruction in any area. However, special educators with math phobia may be limited in their ability to provide effective instruction to their students with mathematical deficits or needs, and they may experience additional challenges in their professional and personal lives. This qualitative study seeks to better understand the nature of math phobia in two special educators through extensive interviews, journaling, and observations in math experiences, with a number of primary themes identified. Several potential resolutions for the issues emerging from math phobia in special educators are identified and discussed. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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