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ERIC Number: EJ962629
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
A Classification of Attitudes and Beliefs towards Mathematics for Secondary Mathematics Pre-Service Teachers and Elementary Pre-Service Teachers: An Exploratory Study Using Latent Class Analysis
Kalder, Robin S.; Lesik, Sally A.
Issues in the Undergraduate Mathematics Preparation of School Teachers, v5 Dec 2011
This study describes a series of latent class analyses used to classify pre-service teachers based on their responses to questions on a survey regarding their attitudes and beliefs about mathematics. Results identified the pre-service teachers with the most positive attitudes and beliefs towards mathematics. Belief measures regarding confidence, enjoyment, and motivation were in the two least positive classes for elementary pre-service teachers. Recommendations for exposing pre-service teachers to positive attitudes and beliefs about mathematics are discussed. (Contains 8 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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