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Robertson, Mary Amos – ProQuest LLC, 2016
In order to change the direction of mathematics education, the training of elementary teachers in the United States needs to be of equal or higher quality than top preforming countries. However, pre-service elementary teachers in the United States fall behind their peers in other countries in mathematical content knowledge and mathematical…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Qualifications
Vega, Luis Diego – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study explores the effects of a Two-Way Bilingual Immersion (TWBI) program on language majority and minority students. The fundamental hypothesis was that the process of receiving instruction in two languages (English and Spanish) throughout elementary school (i.e., attendance at a TWBI school) would help the native Spanish-speaking students…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Bilingual Education Programs, Quasiexperimental Design, Control Groups
Stiegelmeyer, Cindy – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study surveyed 82 preservice elementary teachers using items from an instrument designed to predict student achievement based on a teacher's mathematics knowledge for teaching (MKT) in numbers and operations concepts. Additional mathematics beliefs items asked participants to rate their level of agreement with math myths and math anxiety…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Predictor Variables, Mathematics Achievement
Lewis, Katherine Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Students with mathematical learning disabilities (MLDs) experience persistent challenges learning even the most elementary mathematics. While prior research on MLDs has classified students on the basis of test scores and documented performance differences between groups, this dissertation focuses on the qualitative differences in individual…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Mathematics Skills, Student Characteristics, Individual Differences