Teaching mathematics in primary schools : different types of teachers

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Carroll, Jeanne (2006) Teaching mathematics in primary schools : different types of teachers. In: AARE '05 : education research : creative dissent : constructive solutions : AARE 2005 conference papers. Australian Association for Research in Education, Melbourne.


Recent research into teacher effectiveness has identified marked differences in the effects different teachers can have on their students’ achievement in mathematics. This paper investigates the relationship between primary school teachers’ affective and cognitive factors with respect to their mathematics teaching and learning and examines the differences between teachers. Quantitative data was collected from 100 primary school teachers in Melbourne and qualitative data in the form of mathematical life histories was collected from five of these teachers in follow up case studies. The larger scale quantitative data was used to develop a profile of eight different types of teachers, taking into account their cogni tive and affective characteristic s. The life histories were used to provide rich information about some of the teacher types. ---Conference held: Parramatta, New South Wales : University of Western Sydney, 27 November - 1 December 2005

Item type Book Section
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/24296
Official URL http://www.aare.edu.au/data/publications/2005/car0...
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
Historical > FOR Classification > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Education
Keywords teaching, questionnaires, surveys, affective behaviour, cognitive skills, cognition, teaching mathematics, study, learning, primary education, primary schools, teachers' attitudes, biographies, life histories, knowledge, personal philosophy, professional development, Melbourne
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