A Comparative Study between the Lectures on the Practices of Mathematics Education in the Courses for Pre-service Elementary Teachers of Two University in United States and Korea - Focussed on two professors' cases -

미국과 한국의 초등 교원 양성 과정에서 수학교육의 실제에 대한 수업 비교 연구 - 두 교수의 사례를 중심으로 -

  • 서동엽 (춘천교육대학교 수학교육과)
  • Received : 2010.11.01
  • Accepted : 2010.12.01
  • Published : 2010.12.31


The study aims to compare between two lectures of elementary mathematics education in United States and Korea based on the Ball et al.'s classification of mathematical knowledge for teaching. The lecturers are a professor of University in United States and me. In both lectures, subjects and contents of lectures are much similar but there are many different things. And the differences are mainly due to the area of pedagogical content knowledge, especially either knowledge of content and students or knowledge of content and teaching. Also the different courses of both universities are one of important causes of the differences. The study will be able to contribute to the studies on the improvement of our course, elementary mathematics education.