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Swars Auslander, Susan; Smith, Stephanie Z.; Smith, Marvin E.; Myers, Kayla – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2020
Increased accountability demands are being placed on teacher preparation programs across the USA to demonstrate competencies of their teacher candidates. As a means of evaluating teacher candidates' instructional effectiveness and readiness for their own classrooms, some programs are using standardized teacher performance assessments, with faculty…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, High Stakes Tests, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Competencies
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Wilkie, Karina J. – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2019
Mathematics teaching at secondary levels has proven surprisingly resistant to change over the past century. This study draws on two theoretical models to investigate how the process of changing secondary teaching in algebra through school-based professional learning might occur, and its relationship to different external and internal influences on…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Algebra
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Hilton, Annette; Hilton, Geoff – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2019
Proportional reasoning is the ability to use multiplicative thinking and make multiple comparisons. It is known to be challenging for many students and at the same time, many teachers require support to develop sufficient subject matter knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge to teach the diverse concepts that underpin proportional reasoning.…
Descriptors: Mathematical Logic, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Teachers
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Swars, Susan L.; Smith, Stephanie Z.; Smith, Marvin E.; Carothers, Jody; Myers, Kayla – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2018
Many in the field of mathematics education call for elementary schools to have elementary mathematics specialists (EMSs) who provide needed mathematical expertise and support for children and teachers. EMSs serve as a reasonable, immediate alternative to the challenges generated by elementary teachers needing improved mathematical knowledge for…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics