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Title: An insight into the ‘balancing act’ of teaching
Authors: Leong, Yew Hoong
Chick, Helen L.
Issue Date: 2006
Series/Report no.: Mathematics and Mathematics Education technical report series
Abstract: This paper examines some of the complexities involved in the actual work of classroom instruction by examining interactions among the goals of teaching. The research is part of a case study of teaching a Year 7 Singapore class comprising students of average mathematical ability. Among the complexities of teaching analysed here are the problems associated with trying to fulfil the multiple goals of teaching and the conflict experienced by the teacher as he attempts to carry out these goals. This provides insight into how a teacher performs the act of balancing different goals while carrying out instruction in class. The implications of these insights into teaching practice for the wider education community are also discussed.
Call Number: QA461 Leo
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