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ERIC Number: EJ902110
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 67
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8251
The Nature and Predictors of Elementary Teachers' Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching
Hill, Heather C.
Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, v41 n5 p513-545 Nov 2010
This article explores elementary school teachers' mathematical knowledge for teaching and the relationship between such knowledge and teacher characteristics. The Learning Mathematics for Teaching project administered a multiple-choice assessment covering topics in number and operation to a nationally representative sample of teachers (n = 625) and at the same time collected information on teacher and student characteristics. Performance did not vary according to mathematical topic (e.g., whole numbers or rational numbers), and items categorized as requiring specialized knowledge of mathematics proved more difficult for this sample of teachers. There were few substantively significant relationships between mathematical knowledge for teaching and teacher characteristics, including leadership activities and self-reported college-level mathematics preparation. Implications for current policies aimed at improving teacher quality are addressed. (Contains 5 footnotes and 8 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Cited: ED560919