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ERIC Number: EJ911505
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
Teaching Assistants Who Instruct Preparatory Mathematics to Academically-Challenged First-Year College Students
Tawfeeq, Dante A. L.
PRIMUS, v21 n1 p4-13 2011
Teaching preparatory mathematics to first-time college students--who come from economically impoverished high schools that have not prepared their students to do college level mathematics--can be a daunting task for teaching assistants (TAs). The preparation of TAs to assist such students in the mastery of mathematical content is a complex endeavor involving a balance between methodology and content issues related to the training of TAs from a teacher-centered perspective versus a student-centered perspective. We discuss the training of TAs who teach students who come to college with significant mathematical deficiencies, and describe a different approach for the training of college TAs. A tutor-based TA training model that borrows elements from 7-12 grade pre-service teacher preparation programs is suggested.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A