id: 02322126
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an: 1998c.01626
au: Forgasz, H.J.; Horne, M.; Pearn, C.; Siemon, D.
ti: Who teaches mathematics? How much classtime is spent on mathematics?
so: Hejný, M. et al., 4. bi-annual conference on elementary mathematics
teaching (SEMT-4). Prometheus, Praha. 79-83 (1997).
py: 1997
pu: Prometheus, Praha
la: EN
cc: B50
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ab: When the Third International Mathematics and Science Study
\lbrackTIMSS\rbrack results were released, concern was expressed about
the performance of Australian students. At times like this, mathematics
teachers can be easy targets for criticism. In these circumstances, it
seems important to be able to make comparisons between the various
contexts in which mathematics teaching takes place. In this paper,
findings from the first stage of a project that aims to gather the
relevant information are reported. The data were gathered from two
surveys of mathematics teachers in the state of Victoria, Australia.
The results indicated a shortage of qualified mathematics teachers and
that the time allocated to the teaching of mathematics had decreased
slightly in recent years. In the next stage of the study, similar data
will be gathered nationally and internationally. Influencing the
development of future government policy for the benefit of students and
the profession is an anticipated outcome of the project. (PedF UK)
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