Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Mathematics--Study and teaching (Secondary); Curriculum change;
This literature review addresses the process teachers go through in order to change their instructional practices in math. The purpose of this review is to compare traditional math practices with practices being advocated by reform initiatives, to look at hurdles preventing teachers from adapting these reforms, and share suggestions for removing these hurdles to allow a smoother change process for teachers.
The sources referenced come from research studies involving classroom practices and professional development programs, journal articles related to the math reform movement, and books on the same topic. They date from 1989 to 2000.
The main recommendations are as follows: increase teacher awareness of the change process, increase teacher knowledge of research in math, change teacher understanding of math from procedural to conceptual, and implement longterm professional development and support networks.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Greg P. Stefanich
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©2001 Jamie Folkers
Folkers, Jamie, "Teacher change in math education" (2001). Graduate Research Papers. 644.