Title

The Roles Of Interest And Mathematical Beliefs In Preservice Teachers’ Learning To Mentor Online

Document Type

Paper

Publication Date

2007

Published In

The Roles Of Interest And Mathematical Beliefs In Preservice Teachers’ Learning To Mentor Online

Abstract

In the present paper, findings from study of a population of preservice teachers (PTs) at a large state university who worked with the Math Forum’s Online Mentoring Guide (OMG, mathforum.org) are described. This is a group of elementary and middle-school preservice teachers who are motivated to learn and who self-report as having high levels of efficacy for mathematics, even though their mathematics abilities are weak. PTs responses to two forms of mentoring are analyzed and used as the basis for: (a) considering the motivational aspects of a productive disposition for working with mathematics, and (b) appreciating the constraints that lack of experience with and/or models of reform practice represent.

Conference

2007 AERA Annual Meeting

Conference Dates

Chicago, IL

Conference Location

April 9-13, 2007