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Title:Impact of teachers beliefs on mathematics education
Authors:Bayaga, Anass
Wadesango, Newman
Wadesango, Ongayi Vongai
Periodical:Africa Education Review (ISSN 1753-5921)
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:mathematics education
External link:https://doi.org/10.1080/18146627.2015.1108008
Abstract:The objective of the current study was to analyse the impact of teachers' personal theory and beliefs (PTB) towards Mathematics teaching. A total of 183 respondents were involved in this study, using the stratified random sampling method with Cronbach's alpha of 0.87. Due to the objective of the research and the hypothesis, it was positioned within the positivist paradigm following a survey design, concentrating on Bachelor of Education and Postgraduate Certificate Education students, with a quantitative approach. The instrument of data collection was a structured questionnaire schedule. All selected respondents (using a questionnaire) were students of University of Fort Hare, enrolled in either the Bachelor of Education (BEd) or Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) programme. Using analysis of variance (ANOVA), the results revealed that there was no significant effect of age and race on learning of Mathematics amongst BEds and PGCEs candidates. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]