Tuesday, December 29, 2015

They Count Also: African American Girls and Math (Dissertation review p.2)

Spent the day reading my dissertation and just wanted to share!

Chapter 5  -Research Findings (page 68 of my dissertation)

Teacher's Self Assessments - Confident and Knowledgeable Teachers

Students' understanding of mathematics, their ability to use it to solve problems, and their confidence in doing mathematics are all shaped by the teaching they encounter in school.  To be effective, teachers must understand and be committed to students as learners of mathematics.  They must know and understand deeply the mathematics they are teaching and be able to draw on that knowledge with flexibility in their teaching tasks. Teachers must become aware of personal beliefs, values and expectations that guide their interactions with students.

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