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\iteman{ZMATH 2015c.00051}
\itemau{Goodson-Espy, Tracy; Cifarelli, Victor V.; Pugalee, David; Lynch-Davis, Kathleen; Morge, Shelby; Salinas, Tracie}
\itemti{Applying NAEP to improve mathematics content and methods courses for preservice elementary and middle school teachers.}
\itemso{Sch. Sci. Math. 114, No. 8, 392-404 (2014).}
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Summary: This study explored how mathematics content and methods courses for preservice elementary and middle school teachers could be improved through the integration of a set of instructional materials based on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). A set of eight instructional modules was developed and tested. The study involved 7 university instructors and 542 preservice teachers (PSTs) from three different universities. A quasi-experimental nonequivalent groups design was used for this study in which the following data sources were collected and analyzed. Three versions of a learning mathematics for teaching test were given to assess PSTs' mathematical content knowledge for teaching: (a) elementary number concepts and operations -- content knowledge; (b) elementary geometry -- content knowledge; and (c) middle school number concepts and operations -- content knowledge. In addition, the mathematics teacher efficacy beliefs instrument was given to assess PSTs' teacher efficacy beliefs. Test results were analyzed using paired samples $t$-tests. Findings suggest that use of instructional materials, based on NAEP, with PSTs results in increases in their mathematical content knowledge for teaching and in their teaching efficacy beliefs.
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\itemcc{B50 D39}
\itemut{course development; mathematics content; preservice teachers; teacher education; instructional modules}
\itemli{doi:10.1111/ssm.12093}
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