Issues in the Undergraduate Mathematics Preparation of School Teachers: The Journal, Vol. 5 (Teacher Attributes)
Mathematics teacher quality has become a major focus in national education reform efforts. In addition, there is an increasing interest in the effectiveness of teacher preparation programs and the undergraduate preparation of elementary mathematics teachers. Empirical evidence suggests that teacher attitudes, behaviors and values, or dispositions, towards teaching have a significant impact on student outcomes. The purpose of this study is to survey juniors and seniors in an undergraduate teacher preparation program to gauge their perceptions of self-efficacy and comfort with teaching mathematics. The results have implications for, and reaffirm concerns about the undergraduate preparation of elementary mathematics teachers.
Jeffery, Tonya D.; Hobson, Lisa D.; Conoyer, Sarah J.; Miller, Karen E.; and Leach, Lesley F., "Examining EC-6 Pre-Service Teachers' Perceptions of Self-Efficacy in Teaching Mathematics" (2018). Faculty Publications. 37.
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