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Practicing secondary Mathematics Teachers’ beliefs about Mathematics

Dayal, Hem and Cowie, B. and Bakalevu, S. (2019) Practicing secondary Mathematics Teachers’ beliefs about Mathematics. Directions: Journal of Educational Studies, 33 (1). pp. 2-18. ISSN 1011-5846

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Abstract

Teachers’ beliefs are important because they shape the way teachers see an educational phenomenon. In this study, we explored Fijian secondary school mathematics teachers’ beliefs about the following four themes: mathematics and its creation, school mathematics and its usefulness, learning mathematics, and, teaching mathematics. An analysis of thirteen teachers’ interviews revealed that teachers either held mixed beliefs about each theme, or beliefs that could be classified at any particular end on the beliefs continua. While there was no clear cut uniformity in the way teachers’ beliefs were organized across the four categories, there were glimpses of consistency.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Education
Depositing User: Ms Shalni Sanjana
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2020 11:09
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2021 09:33
URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/12360
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