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Developing effective teachers of mathematics: factors contributing to development in mathematics education for primary school teachers

Carroll, Jeanne (2005) Developing effective teachers of mathematics: factors contributing to development in mathematics education for primary school teachers. In: Building connections : research, theory and practice : proceedings of the annual conference held at RMIT, Melbourne, 7th-9th July 2005. Clarkson, Philip C, Downton, Ann, Gronn, Donna, Horne, Marj, McDonough, Andrea, Pierce, Robyn and Roche, Anne, eds. Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Pymble, New South Wales, pp. 201-208.

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Abstract

In response to issues of developing effective teachers of mathematics, this paper investigates the factors, which have contributed to growth related to mathematics teaching and learning for a group of Melbourne primary school teachers. The teachers were surveyed to determine the people or events that had contributed to their development. Major themes identified in the data were the importance of lifelong learning, relationships and reflection upon their classroom experiences. The themes are analysed in order to make recommendations for appropriate professional development for the teachers.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 1920846085 1920846077
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primary schools, professional development, lifelong learning, Melbourne, MERGA

Subjects: FOR Classification > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Education
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2014 05:02
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2015 01:47
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/24298
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