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A study on the influence of the level of a student population on Mathematics Education at Primary Teacher Education Schools in the Netherlands.

Blokhuis, E.M. (2016) A study on the influence of the level of a student population on Mathematics Education at Primary Teacher Education Schools in the Netherlands.

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Abstract:This study focusses on discovering a relationship between the Mathematical level of a student population that enters a Primary Teacher Education School and the type of Mathematics education that is provided at that school. In order to discover that relationship, data was collected through means of two surveys that were presented to all the Primary Teacher Education Schools in the Netherlands. Additionally, data on the Mathematical level of a student population was measured by using data from CITO. Averages were calculated per school and these averages were linked to data on the type of Mathematical education, which was collected through the surveys. The multiple regression analyses showed results that did not confirm the hypotheses. It seems that both the ‘Average on the WISCAT’ and the ‘Level of teacher expertise’ have a positive relationship with the ‘Amount of teaching to the test’, whereas a negative relationship was hypothesized. The analyses also showed that the ‘Average on the WISCAT’ has no relevant relationship with ‘Amount of ECs’, whereas a negative relationship was hypothesized. The ‘Level of Teacher Expertise’ has a positive relationship with ‘Amount of ECs’ when no relationship was expected. And lastly, only the ‘Average on the WISCAT’ does not have a relationship with the ‘Level of Integration’, whereas ‘The level of Teacher Expertise’, remarkably, has a negative relationship with the ‘Level of Integration’. This leads to several recommendations for future research, in which the type of measurement may have an important role for eventually finding more conclusive results.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Clients:
iPabo
KPZ
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:81 education, teaching
Programme:Educational Science and Technology MSc (60023)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/71383
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