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ERIC Number: EJ918415
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1954
The Significance of Mathematical Knowledge in Teaching Elementary Methods Courses: Perspectives of Mathematics Teacher Educators
Zazkis, Rina; Zazkis, Dov
Educational Studies in Mathematics, v76 n3 p247-263 Apr 2011
Our study investigates perspectives of mathematics teacher educators related to the usage of their mathematical knowledge in teaching "Methods of Teaching Elementary Mathematics" courses. Five mathematics teacher educators, all with experience in teaching methods courses for prospective elementary school teachers, participated in this study. In a clinical interview setting, the participants described where and how, in their teaching of elementary methods courses, they had an opportunity to use their advanced mathematical knowledge and provided examples of such opportunities or situations. We outline five apparently different viewpoints and then turn to the similar concerns that were expressed by the participants. In conclusion, we connect the individual perspectives by situating them in the context of unifying themes, both theoretical and practical.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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