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ERIC Number: EJ974886
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1386-4416
A Practice-Oriented Professional Development Programme to Support the Introduction of a New Mathematics Curriculum in Portugal
da Ponte, Joao Pedro
Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, v15 n4 p317-327 Aug 2012
This article presents the extended workshop, a national professional development programme that was used in the preparatory stages of the introduction of a new mathematics curriculum for basic education (grades 1-9) in Portugal. These workshops are based on five major ideas-orientation towards practice, focus on students' learning, collaboration, practitioner research, and change of professional culture. The evaluation shows that these workshops constituted a stimulating professional development setting that encouraged teachers to reflect about classroom practice and students' learning and was quite successful in supporting an overall movement favourable to the orientations of the new curriculum.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Portugal