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Learning to Teach Primary Mathematics

13 May 2016

BOSTES has published a report on the quality of initial teacher education provider’s preparation of graduates to teach primary mathematics. 

The Learning to Teach Primary Mathematics report outlines the findings of a comprehensive review of 46 primary education degrees.

The report recommends a whole of profession response to improving primary maths teaching. The report’s 15 recommendations include:

  • identifying knowledge, practices and developing new resources for effective primary maths teaching
  • strengthening accreditation requirements for preparing primary teachers to teach maths
  • greater maths teaching support for early career primary teachers
  • greater consistency in the assessment of primary teaching students’ knowledge of maths teaching.

The report is part of the ‘Quality of Initial Teacher Education in NSW’.

The NSW Government is continuing to implement the Great Teaching, Inspired Learning (GTIL) reforms to further improve the high standards of teaching and create greater awareness of the contribution teachers make to the NSW community.

Download the report

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