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Preservice teachers’ perceptions of their mentoring in primary mathematics teaching

Hudson, Peter B. & Hudson, Sue M. (2007) Preservice teachers’ perceptions of their mentoring in primary mathematics teaching. In Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT), July, Hobart, Tasmania.

Abstract

A literature-based instrument gathered 147 final-year preservice teachers’ perceptions of their mentors’ practices related to primary mathematics teaching. The five factors that characterise effective mentoring practices in primary mathematics teaching had acceptable Cronbach alphas, that is, Personal Attributes (mean scale score=3.97, SD [standard deviation]=0.81), System Requirements (mean scale score=2.98, SD=0.96), Pedagogical Knowledge (mean scale score=3.61, SD=0.89), Modelling (mean scale score=4.03, SD=0.73), and Feedback (mean scale score=3.80, SD=0.86) were .91, .74, .94, .89, and .86, respectively. This survey instrument may have applications for mentoring in secondary mathematics and can be re-designed to investigate mentoring practices in other key learning areas.

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ID Code: 9173
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: mathematics, mentoring, preservice teachers, mentors
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 27 Aug 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:36

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