publication . Thesis . 2017

The Professional Learning Experiences of Non-Mathematics Subject Specialist Teachers: A Descriptive Study

Ho Younghusband, Alice Christine;
Open Access
  • Published: 17 Aug 2017
  • Country: Canada
Abstract
Certified teachers in British Columbia (BC) schools can be assigned to teach secondary mathematics without having a major, minor, or formal background in mathematics. This is known as out-of-field teaching. These non-mathematics subject specialist teachers (NMSSTs) must learn or relearn the subject matter of mathematics to teach secondary mathematics. This study investigates what professional learning activities NMSSTs participate in to gain subject matter content knowledge in mathematics, which activities these teachers believed best facilitated the acquisition of subject matter, and which they believed helped them to teach secondary mathematics better. This wa...
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