ERIC Number: EJ940199
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
Expanding Mathematics Preparation of Elementary and Middle School Teachers
Buck, Robert E.
PRIMUS, v14 n2 p141-155 2004
One of the major problems facing education today is the inadequate mathematics' preparation of pre-college students and their teachers. Most colleges and universities have well established programs for students planning to teach mathematics at the secondary schools; however, in many institutions pre-secondary mathematics has been addressed only within the context of elementary teacher certification programs. To help rectify this situation, the Mathematics Department at Slippery Rock University has developed two non-traditional mathematics minors that will expand teacher preparation for prospective primary, intermediate, and middle school teachers of mathematics.
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Certification, Middle School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Elementary School Mathematics, Secondary School Mathematics, Academic Standards, Teaching Skills, Teacher Competencies, Inservice Teacher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education; Middle Schools
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