Maths challenges for pre-service teachers

Flegg, Nicholas and Trimmer, Karen (2015) Maths challenges for pre-service teachers. In: Mainstreams, margins and the spaces in-between: new possibilities for education research. Routledge Research in Education. Taylor & Francis (Routledge), Abingdon, Oxford, pp. 181-194. ISBN 978-1-138-02138-9

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This chapter reviews literature on maths anxiety, numeracy levels and equity issues in order to clarify maths challenges experienced by pre-service primary teachers. Vignettes drawn from data from an on-going research project are utilised to highlight the issues impacting two cohorts of pre-service teachers. Specific maths help is often un-targeted and groups thought to be at high risk are often on the margins and miss out on needed help because it is not effectively offered and/or is culturally inappropriate. These challenges have high significance as many current pre-service Education students exhibit difficulties with maths. The chapter concludes by discussing the question of ‘Where to next?’

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2015 02:33
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2018 05:20
Uncontrolled Keywords: maths anxiety, numeracy level, pre-service primary teacher
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130208 Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930101 Learner and Learning Achievement
Identification Number or DOI: 10.4324/9781315777818

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