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ERIC Number: EJ943171
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-1946-2077
Preparing Mathematics Teachers for Elementary High-Poverty Schools: Perceptions and Suggestions from Preservice Teachers
McKinney, Sueanne E.; Berry, Robert Q., III; Jackson, Joan M.
Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, v3 p89-110 2007
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics articulates an ambitious vision of a high-quality mathematics program. Achieving this vision requires competent and knowledgeable teachers who can support all students in learning mathematics concepts with understanding. Effective mathematics teachers are especially needed for high-poverty schools since low-income students score below their peers in all mathematics content areas. This study documents the perceptions of preservice teachers who completed a mathematics practicum experience in an urban elementary school. Problems are identified and suggestions offered by the preservice teachers as they strived to develop into effective mathematics educators at urban high-poverty schools. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A