Closing the gap between current knowledge level of UAE mathematics teachers and the ideal level

Zembat, I. O. (2010) Closing the gap between current knowledge level of UAE mathematics teachers and the ideal level. Procedia, Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2(2), pp. 2116-2120. (doi: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.03.291)

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This research project aims to characterize the gap between the mathematics teachers’ current knowledge of mathematics and the ideal mathematical understanding for teaching in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) context. In particular, as part of a research project proposal that was submitted to UAE National Research Foundation and going through the final stage of review and approval, this study aims to investigate “how in-service mathematics teachers understand and think about fundamental mathematical ideas in major strands (geometry, algebra, measurement, probability and statistics, and numbers) as well as “the nature of the gap between ‘what teachers know’ and ‘what they should know’ to teach mathematics effectively in UAE schools. To answer these questions, a profile of UAE mathematics teachers will be determined, and investigated through qualitative and quantitative research techniques. Such work is expected to inform researchers, mathematics teacher education programs and policy makers.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:2nd World Conference on Educational Sciences, WCES-2010; Istanbul; Turkey; 4-8 Feb 2010.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Zembat, Dr Ismail Özgür
Authors: Zembat, I. O.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Creativity Culture and Faith
Journal Name:Procedia, Social and Behavioral Sciences
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2010 Elsevier
First Published:First published in Procedia, Social and Behavioral Sciences2(2):2116-2120
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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