Mathematics teachers’ perceptions of their preparedness for teaching
Yap, S. F., & Lim-Teo, S. K. (1999). Mathematics teachers’ perceptions of their preparedness for teaching. The Mathematics Educator, 4(1), 70-82.
Yap, Sook Fwe
Lim-Teo, Suat Khoh
This paper reports the results of a survey carried out among secondary Mathematics teachers regarding their perceptions on their teacher preparation. The teachers were graduates from local or foreign universities who had undergone the one-year postgraduate diploma in education course at the National Institute of Education in Singapore. The survey was conducted one to two years after their preservice training. The findings showed that majority found the teacher preparation useful but there were certain topics in mathematics or certain approaches where they would like to have further training. Interviews with experienced mathematics educators in supervisory positions were also carried out to provide qualitative data on the pre-service preparation of mathematics teachers and the findings of the interviews are also summarised in the paper.
The Mathematics Educator