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ERIC Number: EJ959528
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1068-1752
Exploring Pre-Service Teachers' Perceptions of Student Attributions in Mathematics
Shores, Melanie L.
SRATE Journal, v20 n2 p39-47 Sum 2011
This paper investigated pre-service teachers' perceptions of student attributions and mathematics performance. Participants from two universities in Alabama (N=80) consisted of 72.5% female, 75.9% white, 21.5% African American, 2.6% other, 44.3% juniors, 38% seniors, 16.5% graduate, and 1.3% sophomores. Results indicate 87.6% of participants agreed that when a student succeeds in mathematics it is because of his/her effort, while 93.8% agree that when a student fails in mathematics it is because the tasks are hard. The results point to the need for both pre-service and in-service teachers to be aware of their own views related to students' success/failure in mathematics. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alabama