The role of professional development in teacher renewal in mathematics

Year: 2004

Author: Yates, Shirley

Type of paper: Refereed paper

Professional development plays a significant role in teacher renewal in mathematics. In this study, 20 primary and 10 lower secondary teachers in 15 South Australian schools undertook a professional development program over five months, to foster the use of technology in the teaching and learning of mathematics. Significant positive changes were found in the teachers', attitudes and beliefs about the role and value of technology in mathematics, access and use of technology in mathematics, and confidence in using technology. This study contributes to knowledge of effective professional development strategies that foster teacher renewal in mathematics teaching and learning.