Primary teachers' beliefs about the use of mathematics textbooks

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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Abstract

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.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited with blanket permission of publisher.
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Romina Jamieson-Proctor
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2008 23:51
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2014 05:14
Uncontrolled Keywords: mathematics, primary education, textbooks
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130208 Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/4156

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