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ERIC Number: EJ901267
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-1306-3065
Analyzing Some Iranian-High School Teachers' Beliefs on Mathematics, Mathematics Learning and Mathematics Teaching
Shahvarani, Ahmad; Savizi, Behnaz
International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, v2 n2 p54-59 Apr 2007
This study focuses on some Iranian high school mathematics teachers' beliefs about the nature of mathematics, its teaching and learning within two theoretical frameworks, Absolutist Traditional Beliefs and Constructivist Non-Traditional Beliefs. Almost 100 high school mathematics teachers in district 1 of education department of Tehran filled out the questionnaires which were about their traditional and non-traditional beliefs. The results showed the teachers have stronger agreement with traditional beliefs than with non-traditional beliefs about the nature of mathematics, students' learning and mathematics curriculum. Some conflicting and mixed views were also observed in teachers which can mean the incomplete process of new reform movements among the mathematics teachers. On the other hand, relation between different variables shows that teachers' beliefs about the nature of mathematics, mathematics curriculum, students, students' learning and their own teaching, may affect one another. (Contains 6 tables.)
International Consortium for the Advancement of Academic Publication. Abant Izzet Baysal University, Faculty of Education, 14280 Golkoy-Bolu, Turkey. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iran