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ERIC Number: EJ748816
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct
Pages: 33
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1386-4416
Teachers, Equity, and Computers for Secondary Mathematics Learning
Forgasz, Helen
Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, v9 n5 p437-469 Oct 2006
The findings presented in this article were derived from a 3-year study aimed at examining issues associated with the use of computers for secondary mathematics learning in Victorian (Australia) schools. Gender and other equity factors were of particular interest. In this article, the focus is on the participating mathematics teachers. Data on their perceived competence levels with technology, and their use of and beliefs about computers for their male and female students' mathematics learning were gathered. A clear majority of teachers felt comfortable about, and did use, computers for teaching mathematics, and believed that computers helped students' mathematical learning. Generally, the teachers considered boys to be more confident and capable than girls with computers. The results have implications for pre-service education programs and for the professional development of practicing secondary mathematics teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia