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ERIC Number: EJ863444
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-1941-5257
Impacting Teacher Mathematical Knowledge and Attitudes with Grade-Appropriate Methods
Jones, Elizabeth; Hampton, Eric M.; Brown, Elizabeth M.; Leinenbach, Marylin T.
Professional Development in Education, v35 n2 p279-283 Jun 2009
Sixty-five fourth-grade, fifth-grade and sixth-grade teachers in the Midwestern United States participated in professional development opportunities designed to increase their mathematics content knowledge and pedagogical knowledge over a two-year series of workshops. Through the use of pre-tests and post-tests assessing content knowledge and pedagogical knowledge, the researchers show that teachers can increase both content and pedagogical knowledge through professional development using grade-appropriate methods. In addition, researchers found that teachers showed positive changes in five areas of beliefs and attitudes, including perceptions of student ability in mathematics. Taken together, these changes indicate a strong potential for changes in classroom practices. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A