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Surrette, Timothy N. – School Science and Mathematics, 2020
A challenge for public schools is to successfully support and professionally develop early career teachers (ECTs) and thereby prepare them for long and successful careers in education. The purpose of this qualitative research study was to describe how the professional practices of early career science and mathematics teachers, some of whom are…
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Mentors, Faculty Development, Beginning Teacher Induction
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Sun, Li – School Science and Mathematics, 2020
Recent research on teachers' use of student mathematical thinking (SMT) and recommendations for effective mathematics instruction claim that how teachers respond to SMT has great impact on student mathematical learning in the classroom. This study examined some Chinese mathematics teachers' responses to student in-the-moment mathematical thinking…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, Thinking Skills, Mathematics Skills
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Lotter, Christine; Yow, Jan A.; Lee, Melinda; Zeis, Jodi G.; Irvin, Matthew J. – School Science and Mathematics, 2020
This study adds to our understanding of science and mathematics teacher leadership in rural schools. Through In Vivo and Concept coding of teacher interviews, we investigated 20 secondary science and mathematics teachers' perceptions of rural teacher leadership during their participation in a three-year professional development program. As the…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Teacher Leadership, Science Instruction, Mathematics Instruction
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Asempapa, Reuben S. – School Science and Mathematics, 2019
This article describes the development, initial validation, and psychometric evaluation of the mathematical modeling attitude scale (MMAS). Specifically, both qualitative and quantitative techniques were used to generate relevant items. The MMAS assesses K-12 teachers' attitude toward mathematical modeling and examines their experiences with…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Mathematical Models, Test Construction, Psychometrics
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Du, Wenbin; Liu, Denghui; Johnson, Carla C.; Sondergeld, Toni A.; Bolshakova, Virginia L. J.; Moore, Tamara J. – School Science and Mathematics, 2019
This study of a state-funded, 3-year implementation of an integrated STEM professional development (PD) program for teachers from two middle schools in the midwestern U.S. examined if participants in the PD were enabled to transform their practice and perceptions of STEM. An integrated STEM approach includes a focus on the STEM disciplines, along…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, STEM Education, Faculty Development, Teacher Effectiveness
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Kosko, Karl W. – School Science and Mathematics, 2019
Visual representations and manipulatives are a highly advocated mathematical tool for the teaching and learning of multiplication and division. Although there is some prior research on elementary teachers' general use of manipulatives and visual representations, there is little to no specific focus on use of such representations on a specific…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Instruction
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Killough, Joy K.; Stuessy, Carol L. – School Science and Mathematics, 2019
Can participation in a 4-day workshop change science teachers' beliefs about reformed science teaching? We observe a significant difference between pre- and post-workshop surveys and explore an unexpected relationship involving teaching experience. Results of this exploratory study indicate a significant correlation between high school science…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Attitude Change, Science Teachers, Teacher Workshops
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Brobst, Joseph A.; Markworth, Kimberly A. – School Science and Mathematics, 2019
We conducted a multi-year study of specialization in elementary mathematics and/or science, using data drawn from a local sample of teachers and a nationwide sample of principals. Using the theory of planned behavior, we compare and contrast teacher and principal views and decision-making processes related to elementary content specialization…
Descriptors: Specialization, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Principals
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Pearce, Erin; de la Fuente, Yohanis; Hartweg, Beau; Weinburgh, Molly – School Science and Mathematics, 2019
To increase the likelihood for continuous growth and improvement, professional development for high school biology teachers should include long-term, targeted instruction with an accompanying peer-coaching component. This study examined the views of biology teachers who were engaged in a two-year professional development program, which included a…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Coaching (Performance), Biology, Science Teachers
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Hughes, Pamela; Swars Auslander, Susan; Stinson, David W.; Fortner, C. Kevin – School Science and Mathematics, 2019
This quantitative study investigated the relationships among practicing elementary teachers' (N = 153) beliefs about mathematics and its teaching and learning, mathematics anxiety, and instructional practices in mathematics. When viewed singly, the findings reveal the teachers with higher levels of mathematics anxiety tend to use less…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Mathematics Instruction
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Utley, Juliana; Ivey, Toni; Hammack, Rebekah; High, Karen – School Science and Mathematics, 2019
The Next Generation Science Standards emphasizes the inclusion of engineering practices throughout the K-12 science curriculum. Therefore, elementary educators need to be knowledgeable about engineering and engineering careers so that they can expose their students to engineering. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of engineering…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Elementary School Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education, Faculty Development
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Smith, Erica L.; Parker, Carolyn A.; McKinney, David; Grigg, Jeffrey – School Science and Mathematics, 2018
The study was situated in a National Science Foundation supported Math Science Partnership between a private university and an urban school district. This study sought to understand the decision-making process of elementary teachers as they implement an integrated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) curriculum in their…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Elementary School Teachers, Case Studies, Comparative Analysis
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Riggs, Iris M.; Fischman, Davida D.; Riggs, Matt L.; Jetter, Madeleine E.; Jesunathadas, Joseph – School Science and Mathematics, 2018
Efforts to measure teacher self-efficacy beliefs have built upon the theories of Albert Bandura. Continuing in that vein, the purpose of this study was to develop a measure that assesses teachers' efficacy and expectancy beliefs regarding teaching mathematics with an emphasis on conceptual understanding and mathematical practices, and to use this…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Correlation, Mathematics Instruction
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Owens, David C.; Sadler, Troy D.; Murakami, Christopher D.; Tsai, Chia-Lin – School Science and Mathematics, 2018
While much is known about the characteristics that researchers deem valuable for professional development (PD), teachers' perceptions of their PD needs are less understood. In this study, we sought to explore teachers' perceptions of their PD needs, including PD format, time frame, and topics covered, and how those perceptions varied by teachers'…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Preferences, Faculty Development, STEM Education
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Amador, Julie M. – School Science and Mathematics, 2018
As teachers design lessons, their considerations influence their instructional practice. Researchers have found that teachers often have preconceived ideas about gender and large-scale assessment data show gender differences in mathematics achievement. Given the differences in gender performance, and recognizing the role that gender considerations…
Descriptors: Lesson Plans, Teacher Characteristics, Gender Differences, Elementary School Mathematics
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