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International Journal of Innovation and Research in Educational Sciences

The Language of thinking of Prospective Teachers in Undergraduate Mathematics Education Programmes in Nigeria; Implications for Teaching and Learning Mathematics

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Year:
2018
Type of Publication:
Article
Keywords:
Educators Programmes, Language of Thinking, Nigerias ICT Policy, Prospective Mathematics Teacher, Teaching and Learning
Authors:
  • ODUAL, NIZOLOMAN NABHEL
Journal:
IJIRES
Volume:
5
Number:
4
Pages:
440-446
Month:
July
ISSN:
2349-5219
Abstract:
This study used a mixed method approach to explore the language of thinking of prospective Mathematics teachers in undergraduate Mathematics education programmes in Nigeria and its implications for teaching and learning Mathematics. Four hundred students in 40 University education programmes and 200 students in 20 Colleges of Education were interviewed and responded to questionnaires. Sixty mathematics educators from each institution were also interviewed and the institution programmes for training mathematics teachers were examined. From this it found out that the prospective Mathematics teachers do not think in their local (native) language. At best they think in Pidgin English. Also, it found out that there is no programme in any of the institutions for training Mathematics teachers dealing with language and Mathematics teaching. It is recommended that the institution that train Mathematics teachers should design and implement programmes for training teachers in language to prepare teachers to teach in their local (native) languages

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