Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
This study examines how elementary school teachers learned to teach mathematics during their pre-service education and during their first few years of teaching. The study identifies those experiences teachers found to be most significant in their development as mathematics teachers. All seven teachers in this study had been taught using procedural methods and each had to find a way to integrate conceptual mathematics education into their own understanding. The study examines the teachers' motivations for pursuing this understanding and the circumstances that provided opportunities to do so.
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Number of Pages
Kirschner, Phyllis Schneider, "How Elementary School Teachers Learn to Teach Mathematics" (2002). Educational Studies Dissertations. 84.