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The Goal of Mathematics School-Based Professional Development Program for Elementary School Teachers
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  • Journal title : Research in Mathematical Education
  • Volume 19, Issue 3,  2015, pp.155-174
  • Publisher : Korea Society of Mathematical Education
  • DOI : 10.7468/jksmed.2015.19.3.155
 Title & Authors
The Goal of Mathematics School-Based Professional Development Program for Elementary School Teachers
CHENG, Lu Pien; KO, Ho Kyoung;
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 Abstract
The goal of this study was to examine the three components of a laboratory class cycle that empowered teachers to change their teaching practices. Six teachers and their administrator in an elementary school in the southeastern United States participated in the study. All the teachers were interviewed, and their mathematics lessons were observed at the end of each cycle of laboratory classes. The study revealed how planning, observing, and critiquing mathematics lessons as a team assisted the teachers` learning and teaching. We identified opportunities for the teachers to experiment with different teaching approaches, and we found that support from the team and from the school were key factors for the laboratory class cycle to function effectively.
 Keywords
professional development;school-based;laboratory class cycle;teacher learning;
 Language
English
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