International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1308-9501

Original article | International Journal of Educational Researchers 2014, Vol. 5(2) 1-15

What Are the Beliefs of Primary and Primary Mathematics Teacher Candidates about Mathematics?

Ülkü AYVAZ & Sefa DÜNDAR

pp. 1 - 15   |  Manu. Number: ijers.2014.003

Published online: July 01, 2014  |   Number of Views: 223  |  Number of Download: 727


Abstract

It is stated that beliefs of teachers about mathematics is one of the important factors affecting teaching practices. It is thought that being informed about these beliefs of teachers could help teachers to explain their perspectives about teaching practices. In this study, survey method, one of quantitave research methods, was used. 429 teacher candidates educating at the Department of Primary and Primary Mathematics Teacher Education were the participants of the study. Data about the beliefs of the teacher candidates related to the nature, learning and teaching was collected by the Mathematics Related Beliefs Scale. Obtained data was categorized under two categories as constructivist and traditioanal beliefs and analyzed in terms grade level, gender and department.

Keywords: primary teacher candidates, primary mathematics teacher candidates, beliefs about mathematics


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
AYVAZ, U. & DUNDAR, S. (2014). What Are the Beliefs of Primary and Primary Mathematics Teacher Candidates about Mathematics?. International Journal of Educational Researchers, 5(2), 1-15.

Harvard
AYVAZ, U. and DUNDAR, S. (2014). What Are the Beliefs of Primary and Primary Mathematics Teacher Candidates about Mathematics?. International Journal of Educational Researchers, 5(2), pp. 1-15.

Chicago 16th edition
AYVAZ, Ulku and Sefa DUNDAR (2014). "What Are the Beliefs of Primary and Primary Mathematics Teacher Candidates about Mathematics?". International Journal of Educational Researchers 5 (2):1-15.

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