Crossing the divide between teacher professionalism and national testing in middle school mathematics

Dimarco, Silvia (2009) Crossing the divide between teacher professionalism and national testing in middle school mathematics. In: Proceedings of the 32nd annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (1), pp. 673-676. From: 32nd annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 5 - 9 July 2009, Wellington, New Zealand.

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Abstract

Teacher professionalism is a social construct which varies across time and place. In relation to the teaching of mathematics in the middle school, professionalism is a concept under siege; with the advent of national testing some teachers predict dire consequences for student learning. In this small research project several teachers depicted their views of ‘quality’ in relation to the teaching of mathematics and potential threats from the coercive context in which they work.

Item ID: 11106
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: learning; pedagogy; middle school; mathematics; national testing
ISBN: 978-1-920846-22-0
Date Deposited: 19 May 2010 04:53
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1301 Education Systems > 130106 Secondary Education @ 20%
13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development @ 50%
13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130208 Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy @ 30%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9303 Curriculum > 930301 Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum @ 20%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes @ 30%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development @ 50%
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