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\iteman{ZMATH 2007e.00066}
\itemau{Casa, Tutita M.; McGivney-Burelle, Jean; DeFranco, Thomas C.}
\itemti{The development of an instrument to measure preservice teachers' attitudes about discourse in the mathematics classroom.}
\itemso{Sch. Sci. Math. 107, No. 2, 70 (2007).}
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Summary: This study explored the themes that comprise preservice teachers' attitudes regarding discourse in the K-12 mathematics classroom. The initial development of the theory underlying preservice teachers' attitudes regarding mathematical discourse is documented through the development of a 5-point Likert instrument. Analysis of the Preservice Teachers' Attitudes About Discourse in the Mathematics Classroom (PADM) Instrument (N = 277) resulted in three reliable factors: Promoting Mathematical Reasoning $\alpha_1=0.85$, Examining Complex Mathematical Concepts $\alpha_2=0.81$ and Valuing Students' Mathematical Ideas $\alpha_3=0.85$. These results suggest a framework that mathematics educators can employ to address preservice teachers' attitudes regarding discourse in an effort to support their implementation of reform-based discourse in the teaching of mathematics in their future classrooms. (Contains 7 tables.) (ERIC)
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\itemcc{B50 C29}
\itemut{preservice teachers; attitude measures; Likert scales; classroom discussion; discourse; teacher attitudes}
\itemli{doi:10.1111/j.1949-8594.2007.tb17770.x}
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