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Search Results for 'Mathematics teachers' (Keyword)
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1   |   From section Teacher Education Programs
Culturally Efficacious Mathematics and Science Teacher Preparation for Working with English Learners
The authors argue that mathematics and science teachers must be culturally efficacious and engage in responsive practices to work effectively with English learners (ELs). They claim that the design of teacher preparation programs plays an integral role in the efficacy development of the teacher. The findings reveal that program and school-context experiences work in tandem to support mathematics and science teachers’ efficacy in working with ELs. The qualitative evidence indicates that these secondary mathematics and science teachers are supported through Accelerated Teacher Education Program (ATEP) to become culturally efficacious. Specifically, for mathematics and science teachers working with ELs, ATEP program sources of efficacy include the cohort model–community of practice.
Publication Year: 2015    |    Updated in ITEC: September 6, 2017
2   |   From section Teacher Educators
Mathematics Teacher Educators Focusing on Equity: Potential Challenges and Resolutions
This study aimed to create understandings across mathematics teacher educators' (MTEs) self-reports about the challenges they encountered and the resolutions they implemented when teaching mathematics methods courses through a lens of equity. The authors identified several self-reported challenges and resolutions that emerged from the data: loci of challenges, nature of challenges, and nature of resolusions.
Publication Year: 2015    |    Updated in ITEC: September 5, 2017
3   |   From section Beginning Teachers
Investigating the Social Interactions of Beginning Teachers Using a Video Annotation Tool
The current study investigates the use of a digital video annotation tool (VideoANT) used by beginning in-service secondary science and mathematics teachers in the Teacher Induction Network (TIN). It specifically examines the social interactions and potential supports of a VideoANT to promote collaborative interactions toward the development of reflective practices. The intent of VideoANT was to allow teachers to identify elements of their teaching that contribute to their successes and struggles, and elicit feedback from peers that may guide the teacher toward improving their practice. However, the findings reveal that majority of peer commentary praised the practices of these teachers, and commentary that would suggest alternative solutions was less frequent. The authors conclude that explicit supports for teacher discourse in VideoANT are needed.
Publication Year: 2015    |    Updated in ITEC: August 29, 2017
4   |   From section Teacher Education Programs
University-Based Teacher Preparation and Middle Grades Teacher Effectiveness
This article investigates the relationship between the structural features of middle grades teacher preparation programs (TPPs) and student achievement gains in math and English/Language Arts (ELA), focusing on teachers recommended for initial licensure, prepared in University of North Carolina (UNC) system institutions. The findings reveal that subject matter has a negative relationship to middle grades mathematics achievement but no relationship to student achievement for ELA. Further, there is a negative relationship of full-time student teaching responsibility for mathematics and no relationship for ELA. Similarly, there is evidence of a negative relationship of early fieldwork hours to mathematics achievement, but no relationship to ELA achievement.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in ITEC: July 26, 2017
5   |   From section Professional Development
Exploring Iconic Interpretation and Mathematics Teacher Development through Clinical Simulations
This study examines how preservice teachers (PTs) engage in a mathematics simulation focused on iconic interpretation. The data reported herein show how a clinical simulation illuminates PTs’ mathematical knowledge, instructional abilities, and practices in need of refinement. Simulations allow the authors to see PTs practicing, making mistakes, and using data to build from within and from each other. For educators vested in the development of future educators, the simulation concept and resulting data sets are extending our views of ‘clinical preparation’.
Publication Year: 2015    |    Updated in ITEC: July 23, 2017
6   |   From section ICT & Teaching
Exploring Teacher Noticing of Student Algebraic Thinking in a Video Club
In this study, the author aims to explore and support teachers’ movement through the early phases as they learn to attend to and reason about details of student algebraic thinking in the dynamic classroom environment. The findings reveal that the framework allowed preservice teachers in this study to articulate their thinking about student algebraic thinking. In addition, the author found that participants’ conversations about student thinking became more substantive as they participated in a series of video club sessions.
Publication Year: 2015    |    Updated in ITEC: July 19, 2017
7   |   From section Instruction in Teacher Training
What Factors Support or Inhibit Secondary Mathematics Pre-service Teachers’ Implementation of Problem-Solving Tasks during Professional Experience?
This qualitative study examined the factors that support or inhibit secondary mathematics pre-service teachers’ implementation of problem-solving tasks during professional experience. The results showed that even though the majority of pre-service teachers reported having beliefs compatible with using problem-solving tasks, the secondary students’ ability, preparation time, and the cooperating teacher were key factors that inhibited pre-service teachers’ implementation of problem-solving tasks.
Publication Year: 2016    |    Updated in ITEC: July 10, 2017
8   |   From section Instruction in Teacher Training
Using Representations, Decomposition, and Approximations of Practices to Support Prospective Elementary Mathematics Teachers’ Practice of Organizing Discussions
This study examined the ways in which elementary mathematics methods course activities, designed as representations, decomposition, and approximations of practice, can be used to develop prospective elementary teachers’ ability to organize a discussion. The authors found that the activities resulted in 21 prospective elementary teachers who in addition, focused their goal on extending student thinking and 12 whose goal also intended to address making connections within and between strategies. Prospective elementary teachers’ justifications for their selecting of student work revealed an interesting result. The majority of prospective elementary teachers had set a goal for the discussion of introducing strategies or having students use strategies.
Publication Year: 2014    |    Updated in ITEC: May 15, 2017
9   |   From section Beginning Teachers
Teacher Knowledge and Instructional Quality of Beginning Teachers: Growth and Linkages
In this article, the authors explore the level, variation, and change in teacher knowledge and instruction in the first two years of teaching, the relationship between Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching (MKT) and more distal measures such as certification. The findings reveal that many beginning math teachers had neither a degree in math nor substantial coursework in math. The authors also found that beginning teachers in this study generally had low levels of knowledge (as measured by the MKT), a balanced approach to cognitive demands, low levels of discussion quality, and substantial across-teacher variation in topic coverage. Furthermore, this study provides empirical evidence documenting that in their first two years of teaching, middle school math teachers improved in their math knowledge and improved on some but not all measures of instructional quality.
Publication Year: 2016    |    Updated in ITEC: April 18, 2017
10   |   From section ICT & Teaching
Animations as a Transformational Approximation of Practice for Preservice Teachers to Communicate Professional Noticing
This article explores the use of animations as an approximation of practice to provide a transformational technology experience for elementary mathematics preservice teachers. Findings illuminate preservice teachers’ degrees of specificity, with most preservice teachers being more specific about mathematics in their animations, showing promise for animation as a tool for communicating what is noticed. Further, preservice teachers perceived the use of animations a transformational experience, meaning the technological medium provided learning and access beyond what could have been accomplished without the technological support.
Publication Year: 2016    |    Updated in ITEC: April 2, 2017
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