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Liang, Su; Glaz, Sarah; DeFranco, Thomas; Vinsonhaler, Charles; Grenier, Robin; Cardetti, Fabiana – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2013
This paper presents the findings of a study that examined the preparation and teaching practice of ten teachers of grades 7-12 from the Shandong province in China. This study revealed that a multi-dimensional training system has been developed to help the teachers gradually build up their knowledge base for teaching. The findings of this study…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Teaching Skills, Elementary Secondary Education
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Silver, Edward A.; Clark, Lawrence M.; Ghousseini, Hala N.; Charalambous, Charalambos Y.; Sealy, Jenny T. – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2007
Using the work of teaching as a central resource, practice-based approaches to teacher professional development attempt to coordinate and link different facets of teacher knowledge to each other and to the settings in which the knowledge is used. Advocates for practice-based professional development argue that learning experiences that are highly…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Faculty Development, Professional Development
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Herbel-Eisenmann, Beth A.; Lubienski, Sarah Theule; Id-Deen, Lateefah – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2006
This paper discusses the case of one teacher, Jackie, whose instructional practices illuminate the importance of textbooks and student/parent expectations in shaping pedagogy. Jackie teaches in the Plainview district, which offers parents and students a choice between a reform-oriented, integrated curriculum ("Core Plus") and a more…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Educational Change, Educational Practices