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ERIC Number: EJ998807
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1061-1932
Influences of Curriculum Reform in Primary Mathematics: A Survey of Instructional Practices
Li, Xiaoqing; Ni, Yu-jing; Li, Qiong; Tsoi, Wingling Ruth
Chinese Education and Society, v45 n4 p22-41 Jul-Aug 2012
The present study examined the influence of curriculum reform on teachers' perceived instructional practices. There were 584 elementary mathematic teachers surveyed, including 390 teachers who implemented the reform-based curriculum and 194 teachers who applied the conventional curriculum. The results showed that the teachers who used the reform-based curriculum were more likely to report using group discussions, providing students with manipulative strategies, and employing different types of assessments. The teachers who used the conventional curriculum were more inclined to report assigning exercises, providing nonroutine learning tasks, and relying primarily on short-answer tests. In addition, teachers' reported instructional practices varied depending on years of implementing the reformed curriculum, perceived support collaboration, and professional mathematics development. (Contains 8 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China