eCite Digital Repository

Influencing Teachers' Beliefs about Teaching Mathematics for Numeracy to Students with Mathematics Learning Difficulties

Citation

Beswick, K, Influencing Teachers' Beliefs about Teaching Mathematics for Numeracy to Students with Mathematics Learning Difficulties, Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, 9 pp. 3-20. ISSN 1442-3901 (2008) [Refereed Article]


Preview
PDF
Restricted - Request a copy
172Kb
  

Copyright Statement

Copyright 2008 MERGA Inc.

Abstract

This paper reports on the beliefs of a group of K-8 mathematics teachers about appropriate goals and methods of mathematics teaching for students with mathematics learning difficulties and for students generally. The teachers were involved in a brief professional learning program that aimed to provide them with effective strategies for mathematics teaching for numeracy, and to influence their relevant beliefs towards a more inclusive view of mathematics teaching. The questionnaire used in the study revealed differences between teachers’ beliefs in relation to students generally and those with mathematics learning difficulties, and provided evidence that carefully designed professional learning may be able to reduce these differences.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and Pedagogy
Research Field:Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and Instruction
Objective Field:Teacher and Instructor Development
Author:Beswick, K (Professor Kim Beswick)
ID Code:55228
Year Published:2008
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2009-03-06
Last Modified:2010-05-29
Downloads:17 View Download Statistics

Repository Staff Only: item control page