König, Johannes ORCID: 0000-0003-3374-9408, Blömeke, Sigrid ORCID: 0000-0001-6068-4932 and Kaiser, Gabriele ORCID: 0000-0002-6239-0169 (2015). Early Career Mathematics Teachers' General Pedagogical Knowledge and Skills: Do Teacher Education, Teaching Experience, and Working Conditions Make a Difference? International journal of science and mathematics education, 13 (2). 331 - 351. DORDRECHT: SPRINGER. ISSN 1573-1774

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We examined several facets of general pedagogical knowledge and skills of early career mathematics teachers, asking how they are associated with characteristics of teacher education, teaching experience, and working conditions. Declarative general pedagogical knowledge (GPK) was assessed via a paper-and-pencil test, while early career teachers' skills to perceive and interpret classroom situations were assessed via video-vignettes. Data from a follow-up study of TEDS-M Germany in 2012 were used, including a sample of 278 early career middle school teachers of mathematics. While teachers' declarative knowledge can be predicted by teacher education grades, teachers' skill to interpret classroom situations presented by videos can be predicted by their amount of time spent on teaching relative to their overall working time, which is interpreted as a form of deliberate practice. Different competence profiles of pedagogical knowledge and skills are identified via latent-class analysis. Besides teaching experience, profiles are associated with generic teaching challenges (motivating students, disruptive student behaviour) perceived by the teachers. Implications of findings for professional development of early career teachers are discussed.

Item Type: Journal Article
CreatorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
König, Johannesjohannes.koenig@uni-koeln.deorcid.org/0000-0003-3374-9408UNSPECIFIED
Blömeke, SigridUNSPECIFIEDorcid.org/0000-0001-6068-4932UNSPECIFIED
Kaiser, GabrieleUNSPECIFIEDorcid.org/0000-0002-6239-0169UNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-408136
DOI: 10.1007/s10763-015-9618-5
Journal or Publication Title: International journal of science and mathematics education
Volume: 13
Number: 2
Page Range: 331 - 351
Date: 2015
Publisher: SPRINGER
Place of Publication: DORDRECHT
ISSN: 1573-1774
Language: English
Faculty: Faculty of Human Sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Human Sciences > Department Erziehungs- und Sozialwissenschaften > Institut für Allgemeine Didaktik und Schulforschung
Weitere Institute, Arbeits- und Forschungsgruppen > Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für empirische LehrerInnen- und Unterrichtsforschung (IZeF)
Subjects: Education
Uncontrolled Keywords:
Education & Educational ResearchMultiple languages
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/40813


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