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ERIC Number: EJ899361
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1442-3901
"You Just Have to Take a Bit of a Risk Sometimes": Breaking the "Cycle of Tradition" in Primary Mathematics
Frid, Sandra; Sparrow, Len
Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, v11 p36-53 2009
The purpose of this study was to explore the mathematics teaching practices of graduates of a pre-service primary/early childhood education program designed to develop teachers' capacities to implement non-traditional mathematics curricula. As a complementary component of a large survey study of graduate teachers, graduates were interviewed to examine their mathematics teaching practices and influences upon their practices. The teachers indicated they were implementing personally developed, constructivist-oriented curricula, while also acting as curriculum leaders. They also spoke of how aspects of their pre-service education had provided them with the knowledge, skills and confidence to enact their beliefs about effective mathematics teaching. (Contains 3 tables.)
Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. GPO Box 2747, Adelaide SA 5001, Australia. Tel: +61-8-8363-0288; Fax: +61-8-8362-9288; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A