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Exploring teacher perceptions of influential facilitators of elementary mathematics professional development: A mixed methods investigation


2009 2009

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This dissertation examines the role of the facilitator in elementary mathematics professional development. An exploratory sequential mixed methods design was utilized to answer the central research question: How do United States elementary school teachers perceive an influential facilitator of elementary mathematics professional development (EMPD)? Phase one of this study explored teacher perceptions through a phenomenological design, which informed the second phase of the study, the implementation of a survey instrument to elementary school mathematics teachers on a larger scale. This dissertation is divided into six chapters. Chapter One presents a rationale for examining the role of the facilitator in professional development. Chapter Two builds on this rationale by synthesizing and discussing the current literature relating to professional development. Chapter Three examines the procedures used in each phase of the mixed methods research design. Within this examination are the specific sampling, data collection, and data analysis procedures that were used to investigate the central research question. Chapters Four and Five present the results of each phase of the research design and Chapter Six provides a discussion of these results with implications for future research.

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Subject
Mathematics education;
Elementary education;
Teacher education;
Curriculum development
Classification
0280: Mathematics education
0524: Elementary education
0530: Teacher education
0727: Curriculum development
Identifier / keyword
Education; Elementary; Facilitator; Influential; Mathematics; Motivation; Professional development
Title
Exploring teacher perceptions of influential facilitators of elementary mathematics professional development: A mixed methods investigation
Author
Linder, Sandra Mammano
Number of pages
250
Publication year
2009
Degree date
2009
School code
0050
Source
DAI-A 70/08, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781109312010
Advisor
Stegelin, Dolores
Committee member
Diaz, Donna; Eckhoff, Angela; Igo, Brent; Wiegert, Elaine
University/institution
Clemson University
Department
Education
University location
United States -- South Carolina
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3369265
ProQuest document ID
304864606
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304864606
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