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\iteman{ZMATH 2016d.00128}
\itemau{Kim, Seong Hee}
\itemti{An analysis of teacher effects on fourth-grade students' attitudes toward mathematics based on TIMSS 2011 results.}
\itemso{J. Korean Soc. Math. Educ., Ser. A, Math. Educ. 54, No. 2, 195-206 (2015).}
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Summary: The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of the teacher on fourth-grade students' attitudes toward mathematics using data from TIMSS 2011. Students' attitudes toward mathematics included interest in learning mathematics, interest in mathematics lessons, and confidence in their mathematics ability. Teacher factors included mathematics professional development, confidence in teaching mathematics, teacher-centered mathematics instruction, and enhancing student mathematical thinking. The two level hierarchical linear model was employed to analyze the relationship between teacher factors and student attitudes. Results showed that teacher-centered mathematics instruction significantly and positively predicted students' confidence about their mathematics ability. The findings suggest that school systems and mathematics educators need to provide teachers with the curriculum, assessment, and research-based practices and knowledge to overcome the obstacles to change their mathematics classroom.
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\itemcc{C22 C72 D42}
\itemut{TIMSS; student attitude toward mathematics; teacher-centered mathematics instruction; hierarchical linear model}
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