Jamieson-Proctor, Romina and Byrne, Carmen (2008) Primary teachers' beliefs about the use of mathematics textbooks. In: 31st Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA31), 28 June - 1 July 2008, Brisbane, Australia.
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This paper describes a small-scale investigation of the beliefs teachers hold about student textbooks and the factors that influence their decision to use them in mathematics lessons. Findings suggest that teachers’ decisions to use textbooks in mathematics are influenced by external factors, the teachers’ perceived educational value of textbooks and, the teachers’ personal confidence and competence to teach mathematics. However, there is some evidence to suggest that contrary to previous studies, the 34 Queensland teachers suveyed appear to make less frequent use of textbooks and are more discerning about the manner in which they use textbooks in their classrooms.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
|Additional Information:||Deposited with blanket permission of publisher.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||mathematics, primary education, textbooks|
|Subjects:||330000 Education > 330200 Curriculum Studies > 330202 Curriculum Studies - Mathematics Education|
|Depositing User:||Assoc Prof Romina Jamieson-Proctor|
|Date Deposited:||02 Jul 2008 23:51|
|Last Modified:||02 Jul 2013 23:02|
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