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ERIC Number: ED501025
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Describing the Practice of Effective Teachers of Mathematics in the Early Years
McDonough, Andrea; Clarke, Doug
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Paper presented at the 27th International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education Conference Held Jointly with the 25th PME-NA Conference (Honolulu, HI, Jul 13-18, 2003), v3 p261-268
Within a major numeracy project, there were marked differences in achievement between classes, which, as reported in Sullivan and McDonough (2002), we attribute to the teachers. To gain insights into the practices of effective teachers, six case studies of highly effective teachers at the Prep (first year of school) to Grade 2 level were conducted. This paper shares the research methodology and insights into the practices of the case study teachers. It suggests that the description of the practices of effective teachers can inform the work of those involved in teacher education. (Contains 1 figure.) [For complete proceedings, see ED500858.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Grade 1; Grade 2; Kindergarten; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom