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ERIC Number: EJ988092
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6803
Middle-School Mathematics Teachers' Beliefs in NCTM's Vision
Perrin, John Robert
School Science and Mathematics, v112 n8 p466-475 Dec 2012
This study examined the extent to which seventh- and eighth-grade mathematics teachers are aware of National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards documents, Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics and Principles and Standards for School Mathematics and agree with NCTM's vision of school mathematics as expressed in these documents. Quantitative data were collected through the Mathematics Standards Belief Survey (MSBS), a survey specifically designed to measure teachers' overall belief in NCTM's vision as well as in certain philosophical tenets of NCTM. Of the 82 seventh- and eighth-grade mathematics teachers in the identified school district of Nevada, 73 (89.0%) participated in this study. The data revealed that, among seventh- and eighth-grade mathematics teachers, secondary-certified teachers had significantly higher MSBS scores than elementary-certified teachers. A number of other findings were made, including significant differences among mean belief scores in the philosophical tenets of NCTM. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 7; Grade 8; High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nevada