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Profiling teacher change resulting from a professional learning program in middle school numeracy


Watson, JM and Beswick, K and Caney, A and Skalicky, JL, Profiling teacher change resulting from a professional learning program in middle school numeracy, Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, 7, (1) pp. 3-17. ISSN 1442-3901 (2006) [Refereed Article]

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This paper reports on the use of a profiling instrument to evaluate an in-service professional development program for teachers of middle school numeracy. Two aspects of the use of the profile are reported. One relates to the aims of the profile to reflect Lee Shulman’s seven types of teacher knowledge and to measure change in teachers with respect to them. The second relates to the success of the program and how this was judged from responses to the profile. Although the providers of the program were mainly interested in this second aspect, mathematics educators more generally should be more interested in the first due to recent trends to demand evidence-based evaluations of teacher professional development programs.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:teacher change, professional learning, professional, development, mathematics, performance
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Secondary education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Watson, JM (Professor Jane Watson)
UTAS Author:Beswick, K (Professor Kim Beswick)
UTAS Author:Caney, A (Miss Annaliese Caney)
UTAS Author:Skalicky, JL (Dr Jane Skalicky)
ID Code:44224
Year Published:2006
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2006-08-01
Last Modified:2012-11-21
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