This PDF file presents a chapter of Motivation and Disposition: Pathways to Learning Mathematics (73rd Yearbook) in a downloadable file that preserves the design and layout of the book while allowing users to search and print selected pages.
Chapter 21: Transforming Mathematics Teachers’ Attitudes and Practices through Intensive Professional Development. W. Gary Martin (Auburn University), Marilyn E. Strutchens (Auburn University), Michael E. Woolley (University of Maryland), and Melissa C. Gilbert (Santa Clara University) assert that professional development that addresses research underlying teachers’ and students’ attitudes, beliefs, and mathematics learning related to reform mathematics—while simultaneously offering practical, grade-level guidance about how to change teaching practices—can transform classroom practice and later influence students’ attitudes and performance.
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