
05853884
a
2011a.00206
Zhang, QiaoPing
Wong, NgaiYing
Beliefs about mathematics and professional knowledge among preservice mathematics teachers in the Chinese mainland and Taiwan.
Furinghetti, Fulvia (ed.) et al., Proceedings of the conference MAVI15 (MAthematical VIews): Ongoing research on mathematical beliefs, Genoa, Italy, September 811, 2009. Genoa: University of Genoa, Department of Mathematics (ISBN 9788890493003). 139150 (2010).
2010
Genoa: University of Genoa, Department of Mathematics
EN
C29
B53
D29
beliefs
future secondary school teachers
empirical investigations
research
Summary: Curriculum reforms in mathematics have been taking place in almost all parts of the world at the turn of the Millennium, which calls for a shift of teachers' beliefs about mathematics and about mathematics teaching. This has initiated a lot of debate among regions like Taiwan and the Chinese mainland. It is interesting to investigate whether mathematics teachers in these regions are ready for the change. Around 200 preservice mathematics teachers from Taiwan and three major cities in the Chinese mainland (Beijing, Changchun and Wuhan) were invited to participate in the study. Both their professional knowledge and their beliefs were investigated. The results and their implications to mathematics teaching are discussed in the paper.