Teacher Training: Q&A with Francis "Skip" Fennell. (Mathematics)
Ezarik, Melissa, District Administration
Q: How has education for pre-service mathematics teachers changed in recent years?
A: It has been in the acknowledgement that teachers need to have depth in the field in which they are teaching. However, the actual mathematical background of the middle/junior high and early childhood/elementary teacher is still suspect.... There is a need to link content or mathematics learned at the collegiate level to the mathematics taught at the preK-12 level.
The inclusion of practicum experiences in school-based settings throughout the preparation of the teacher [is another change]. Such experiences now begin during the candidate's initial education course and may …
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Publication information: Article title: Teacher Training: Q&A with Francis "Skip" Fennell. (Mathematics). Contributors: Ezarik, Melissa - Author. Magazine title: District Administration. Volume: 38. Issue: 1 Publication date: January 2002. Page number: 18+. © 2007 Professional Media Group LLC. COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group.
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