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ERIC Number: EJ914255
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
Special Education and General Education Teachers' Knowledge and Perceived Teaching Competence in Mathematics
Flores, Margaret M.; Patterson, DaShaunda; Shippen, Margaret E.; Hinton, Vanessa; Franklin, Toni M.
Issues in the Undergraduate Mathematics Preparation of School Teachers, v1 Aug 2010
The purpose of this study was to conduct a survey of special education and general education teachers' mathematical skill and perception of competence. The participants (n=206) were current (n-32) or future (n=174) elementary (K-6) and middle level (4-8) general and special education teachers enrolled in two major state universities in the Southern United States. The participants completed surveys of K-6 mathematics content and reported their perceived level of teaching competence. Findings indicate no differences in mathematics skills by certification area, but significant differences exist by grade level and perceived level of competence in teaching mathematics. The results have implications for teacher preparation. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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