id: 02327387
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an: 1999c.01387
au: Roberts, Carolyn; Cretchley, Patricia; Harman, Chris
ti: Measuring attitudes towards mathematics in early childhood and primary
teacher education.
so: Kanes, Clive et al., Teaching mathematics in new times. Proceedings. Vol.
2. , (ISBN 0-9596844-7-6). 476-483 (1998).
py: 1998
pu: ,
la: EN
cc: C25
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ab: Changes in attitude have been measured over a semester of mathematics in
the first year of Early Childhood and Primary teacher training. The
unit of study is not a curriculum unit, is taught by mathematicians and
explores mathematical ideas and experiences. The Fennema-Shearman
Attitudes Scale was used to measure changes in confidence, effectance
motivation, and usefulness. Analysis of the results indicates a
challenging outcome ‒ the only significant change was a drop in their
perception of the usefulness of mathematics.
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