Who trains the new teachers? Supporting tutors new to initial teacher education in mathematics

Pope, Sue and Jones, Keith (2005) Who trains the new teachers? Supporting tutors new to initial teacher education in mathematics. In, ICMI Study 15 on the Professional Education and Development of Teachers of Mathematics, Águas de Lindóia, BR, 15 - 21 May 2005. 5pp.


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While many countries face challenges in preparing sufficient high quality mathematics teachers, the issue of the supply and quality of those who train new teachers can get overlooked. In England, the needs of new mathematics education tutors in Universities is being recognised by the Teacher Training Agency (TTA), the Government body responsible for the recruitment and training of teachers. This paper reports on the award of a grant to a group of UK professional subject associations for mathematics to produce materials and provide induction support for University tutors new to initial teacher education (ITE). One major outcome of the project is a website developed to support new (and existing) ITE tutors. Data from questionnaires to new tutors reveal that the induction support is much appreciated.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: teacher, education, training, mathematics, ICMI, recuitment, PGCE, higher education, University, Universities
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education > Professional Practice & Pedagogy
Faculty of Social and Human Sciences > Southampton Education School > Mathematics, Science & Health Education (MSHE)
ePrint ID: 18819
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
May 2005Published
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2005
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 11:35
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/18819

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