Early Childhood Teachers‘ Professional Competence in Mathematics
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This edited volume presents cutting-edge research on the professional competence of early childhood mathematics teachers. It considers professional knowledge, motivational-affective dispositions, skills and performance in early childhood mathematics and outlines future fields of research in this area.
The book argues that it is essential for early childhood teachers to prepare a high-quality learning environment and that mathematical competence is highly relevant for children’s individual development. Bringing together research from mathematics education, educational science and psychology, it integrates international perspectives and considers the contextual factors that affect the development of children’s mathematical competence within Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) settings. The book uses a model to describe professional teacher competence that considers the dispositions of early childhood teachers, situation-specific skills of early childhood teachers and the performance of early childhood teachers.
The book is the first of its kind to give a comprehensive overview and allows for integrative perspectives and interdisciplinary understanding regarding pre- and in-service ECEC teachers’ professional competence in the domain of mathematics. It will be essential reading for academics, researchers and students of early childhood education, mathematics education and teacher education.
Table of Contents
List of figures
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List of contributors
Simone Dunekacke, Aljoscha Jegodtka, Thomas Koinzer, Katja Eilerts & Lars Jenßen
Part 1- Dispositions
Herbert P. Ginsburg
Joke Torbeyns, Febe Demedts and Fien Depaepe
Karoline Rettenbacher, Lars Eichen, Manfred Pfiffner & Catherine Walter-Laager
Franziska Vogt, Miriam Leuchter, Simone Dunekacke, Aiso Heinze, Anke Lindmeier, Susanne Kuratli Geeler, Anuschka Meier, Selma Seemann, Andrea Wullschleger & Elisabeth Moser Opitz
Part 2- Situation-Specific Skills
Simone Dunekacke & Sigrid Blömeke
Audrey Cooke & Jenny Jay
Part 3- Performance
Lara Pohle, Lars Jenßen & Katja Eilerts
Julie Sarama, Douglas H. Clements & Shannon Stark Guss
Camilla Björklund & Hanna Palmér
Aljoscha Jegodtka, Georg Hosoya, Markus Szczesny, Lars Jenßen, Corinna Schmude
Simone Dunekacke is Assistant Professor for Research on Early Childhood Education at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.
Aljoscha Jegodtka is Professor for Social Work at the International University Berlin, Germany.
Thomas Koinzer is Professor for Educational Science at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany.
Katja Eilerts is Professor for Primary School Education in Mathematics at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany.
Lars Jenßen is a Researcher in Educational Science and Psychology with a focus on Mathematics at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany.