Andrews Paul & Hatch Gillian (1999). Â« A New Look at Secondary Teachers? Conceptions of Mathematics and its Teaching Â». British Educational Research Journal, vol. 25, nÂ° 2, p. 203–223. ISSN 0141-1926. En ligne : <http://www.informaworld ... 0.1080/0141192990250205>.
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ID no. (ISBN etc.): 0141-1926
BibTeX citation key: Andrews1999
Keywords: Ă©ducation prioritaire, Ă©tablissement enseignement secondaire, mathĂ©matiques, pratique pĂ©dagogique
Creators: Andrews, Hatch
Collection: British Educational Research Journal
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This article describes a statistical study of secondary teachers' conceptions of, and beliefs about, mathematics and its teaching. A questionnaire was developed from the extant literature and distributed to all teachers of mathematics in 200 secondary schools drawn from three regions of England. A factor analysis of 577 responses identified five conceptions of mathematics and five of mathematics teaching. Correlations indicated that teachers tend to possess simultaneously disparate conceptions of both mathematics and its teaching although, for most, there are dominant conceptions of mathematics manifested in (largely) commensurate beliefs about teaching. It is argued that the simultaneous possession of diverse conceptions may be a consequence of cultural and curricular ambiguities in respect of mathematics teaching in England. Some implications in respect of teachers being able to fulfil English National Curriculum requirements are discussed.
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