Standards for professionalization of mathematics teachers: Policy, curricula, and national employment test in Korea

Title
Standards for professionalization of mathematics teachers: Policy, curricula, and national employment test in Korea
Author
주미경
Keywords
Mathematics teacher educatio; Teacher knowledge; Teacher education curriculum; Teacher employment test
Issue Date
2012-06
Publisher
Springer
Citation
ZDM, 2012, 44(2),P.211-222(12)
Abstract
International comparative studies such as the Trend in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) indicate that Korean students have consistently performed well. In addition, a recent study titled Mathematics Teaching in the 21st Century (MT21) compared prospective teachers’ knowledge and beliefs about teaching and learning in six participant countries, reporting that Korean prospective secondary mathematics teachers were better prepared than those in other countries. In this context, this study has examined the curricula for mathematics teacher education and teacher employment tests in order to investigate the social expectation for teacher professionalization in Korea, particularly focusing on teacher knowledge. The analysis shows that while elementary mathematics teacher education emphasizes pedagogical knowledge, the secondary mathematics education curricula are highly content knowledge oriented. However, the secondary mathematics teacher education includes various aspects of pedagogical content knowledge in its curricula and teacher employment test. This research also identifies the discourse concerning mathematics instruction for diversity and equity and the emphasis of reflective practice as the significant development of the current Korean teacher education.
URI
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11858-012-0384-3http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11754/67900
ISSN
1863-9690
DOI
10.1007/s11858-012-0384-3
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