Connection levers: Supports for building teachers’ confidence and commitment to teach mathematics and statistics through inquiry

Makar, K. (2007) Connection levers: Supports for building teachers’ confidence and commitment to teach mathematics and statistics through inquiry. Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, 8 Special Issue: 48-73.


Author Makar, K.
Title Connection levers: Supports for building teachers’ confidence and commitment to teach mathematics and statistics through inquiry
Journal name Mathematics Teacher Education and Development
ISSN 1442-3901
Publication date 2007
Volume 8
Issue Special Issue
Start page 48
End page 73
Total pages 26
Place of publication Adelaide, SA.
Publisher MERGA
Collection year 2008
Language eng
Subject C1
330302 Teacher Education - Primary
740102 Primary education
Abstract Gaps between teaching practices and research recommendations have been well documented. One challenge for research is in understanding the processes and systems that promote a bridging of these gaps. A year-long study with four primary teachers documented ten support mechanisms, or connection levers, that the teachers raised as important for building their expertise, commitment, and confidence in teaching mathematics and statistics through an inquiry-based approach. Their words provide insight into how support helps teachers to take on and commit to innovative practices.
Keyword primary teachers, mathematics, statistics, teaching, inquiry
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

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Collection: School of Education Publications
 
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