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Jansen, Amanda; Gallivan, Heather R.; Miller, Emily – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2020
The purpose of this study is to investigate the impact of teacher education by examining instructional visions of graduates from a teacher education program, 2 or 3 years post-graduation. An instructional vision is a teacher's idealized image of teaching practice, encompassing aspirations and hopes of what could occur in her classroom. We…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Graduates, Teacher Attitudes, Program Effectiveness
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Davis, Brent; Towers, Jo; Chapman, Olive; Drefs, Michelle; Friesen, Sharon – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2020
We examine the relationship between how teachers talk about teaching and their actual teaching practices. Analyses of their talk were based on extensive transcripts and writings and focused on metaphors and images invoked when discussing knowledge, learning, and teaching. Three distinct and coherent webs of association were identified, which we…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes
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Stockero, Shari L.; Leatham, Keith R.; Ochieng, Mary A.; Van Zoest, Laura R.; Peterson, Blake E. – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2020
Using student mathematical thinking during instruction is valued by the mathematics education community, yet practices surrounding such use remain difficult for teachers to enact well, particularly in the moment during whole-class instruction. Teachers' orientations--their beliefs, values, and preferences--influence their actions, so one important…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Group Discussion, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes
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Yopp, David A.; Burroughs, Elizabeth A.; Sutton, John T.; Greenwood, Mark C. – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2019
This study investigated relationships between changes in certain types of coaching knowledge and practices among mathematics classroom coaches and how these explain changes in the attitudes, knowledge, and practice of the teachers they coach. Participants in this study were 51 school-based mathematics classroom coaches in the USA and 180 of the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Coaching (Performance), Mathematics Instruction
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Otten, Samuel; Keazer, Lindsay M.; Karaman, Ruveyda – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2019
The discipline of mathematics values precision and teachers are accountable for promoting and supporting their students in attending to precision (ATP), which in the USA is an explicit standard for mathematical practice included in the "Common Core State Standards for Mathematics." This study used thematic discourse analysis to examine…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship, Middle School Teachers
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Tirosh, Dina; Tsamir, Pessia; Levenson, Esther S.; Barkai, Ruthi – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2019
This paper raises the possibility of enhancing prospective and practicing teachers' awareness of example use in classrooms by using theories to analyze an authentic case. The study was carried out in the context of a university course where participants analyzed an excerpt from a tenth-grade geometry class. A qualitative analysis of participants'…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Classroom Techniques, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
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Lee, Hyung Sook; Coomes, Jacqueline; Yim, Jaehoon – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2019
In this study, we specify teacher's knowledge and beliefs that influence their enactment of mathematics tasks. The use of tasks in lessons requires teachers to consider students' mathematical thinking and to know how to effectively implement tasks. Among the many aspects of teachers' understanding of students and ability to implement tasks for…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Prior Learning, Teaching Methods, Teacher Characteristics
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Felton-Koestler, Mathew D. – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2019
In this paper I present a case study of one teacher, Harriet, and how her beliefs and practices regarding "equity" and "social justice" in mathematics developed over several years. I use Valsiner's (Culture and the development of children's action: a theory of human development, 2nd edn, Wiley, New York, 1997) zone theory to…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Diamond, Jaime Marie – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2019
The idea that formal learning generalizes, or is transferred, beyond the conditions of initial learning serves as a basis for our educational system. That is, educators hope students will use the learning that develops in the classroom to productively reason about situations they have yet to encounter. Researchers in psychology and mathematics…
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Teacher Student Relationship
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Aaron, Wendy Rose; Herbst, Patricio G. – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2019
Inside the discipline, mathematical work consists of the interplay between stating and refining conjectures and attempting to prove those conjectures. However, the mathematical practices of conjecturing and proving are traditionally separated in high school geometry classrooms, despite some research showing that students can successfully navigate…
Descriptors: Mathematical Logic, Validity, Geometry, Secondary School Mathematics
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Ren, Lixin; Smith, Wendy M. – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2018
This study examines how various teacher characteristics and contextual factors are related to early primary teachers' beliefs about mathematical teaching and learning and teachers' attitudes toward their own learning of mathematics. A total of 396 early primary teachers across Nebraska participated in the study. Teacher characteristics and…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Context Effect, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Instruction
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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
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Kutaka, T. S.; Ren, L.; Smith, W. M.; Beattie, H. L.; Edwards, C. P.; Green, J. L.; Chernyavskiy, P.; Stroup, W.; Heaton, R. M.; Lewis, W. J. – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2018
This study examines the impact of the Primarily Math Elementary Mathematics Specialist program on K-3 teachers' mathematical content knowledge for teaching, attitudes toward learning mathematics, and beliefs about mathematics teaching and learning. Three cohorts of teachers participating in the program were compared to a similar group of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Teachers, Primary Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Li, Wenjuan; Castro Superfine, Alison – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2018
This descriptive case study examines six mathematics teacher educators' (MTEs) perspectives on their design of content courses for elementary preservice teachers. By focusing on MTE's design goals and considerations for their mathematics content courses, the means by which they achieved these course design goals, and the challenges they…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Teacher Educators, Faculty Development
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Roth McDuffie, Amy; Choppin, Jeffrey; Drake, Corey; Davis, Jon D.; Brown, Jennifer – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2018
Eight middle school mathematics teachers' perceptions and uses of curriculum materials and the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) were investigated. Adapting a noticing framework and models of dialogic instruction and direct instruction, teachers' noticing practices with curriculum materials and the CCSSM when planning, enacting,…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Instructional Materials, Common Core State Standards
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