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ERIC Number: EJ1224487
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2156-1400
Theory of Professional Competence in Teaching of Mathematics: Development and Explication through Cross-Cultural Examination of Teaching Practices in India and the United States
Ahuja, Renu
Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, v10 n1 p31-48 Spr 2019
This paper describes the theory of professional competence in teaching of mathematics developed through a cross-cultural examination of teaching practices of mathematics teachers recommended as competent by their principals in two selected high-achieving high schools of India and the United States. A detailed study of teacher cases from both of the research settings yielded a rich conceptualization of the relationship between teachers' professional knowledge base and professional competence in the teaching of mathematics. The substantive theory explains the processes of both the development and the display of professional competence and enables predictions of the ways teachers would most likely utilize to meet the performance expectations of their work environments. The study makes a unique contribution to the field of teacher education and views professional competence as a dynamic interplay of various components of teachers' professional knowledge base activated in actual teaching situations in the context of the classroom, school, and wider social culture.
Program in Mathematics and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University. 525 West 120th Street Box 210-M, New York, NY 10027. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: India; United States