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ERIC Number: EJ1065675
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1570-1824
Collaborative Professional Development for Statistics Teaching: A Case Study of Two Middle-School Mathematics Teachers
de Oliveira Souza, Leandro; Lopes, Celi Espasandin; Pfannkuch, Maxine
Statistics Education Research Journal, v14 n1 p112-134 May 2015
The recent introduction of statistics into the Brazilian curriculum has presented a multi-problematic situation for teacher professional development. Drawing on research in the areas of teacher development and statistical inquiry, we propose a Teacher Professional Development Cycle (TPDC) model. This paper focuses on two teachers who planned a lesson in collaboration with other teachers, implemented the lesson, and then reported on the implementation. Results indicate that the TPDC model has the potential to begin to upskill teachers with multi-dimensional development needs. TPDC provides an environment for helping teachers overcome their current beliefs and attitudes towards statistics and statistics teaching. The implications of our TPDC model for improving teachers' practice in statistics are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - General
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Brazil