Teacher qualifications as predictors of student achievement in mathematics

Winsor, Brian J. (1979) Teacher qualifications as predictors of student achievement in mathematics. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The research for this study focused on differences in achievement among grade eleven mathematics students. The purpose of the study was to identify some of the factors determining levels of student achievement with particular emphasis on the impact of teacher qualifications. -- The determinants of student achievement in mathematics were considered under three categories; (a) Teacher Resources; (b) Student Resources; and (c) School Resources. -- The data used in this study were taken from the Fagan Merge File that was compiled by Dr. Michael Fagan of I.R.E.D. at Memorial University consisting of data collected by Dr. L. Parsons on Career Decisions of Newfoundland Youth; Dr. P. Warren’s collection on Existing Facilities in Newfoundland Schools; the Educational Staff Record collected by Statistics Canada; and the Public Examinations Master File. The merge file contained information related to teachers and students for the year 1973-74. The statistical analyses consisted of Pearson product moment correlations and regression analyses. -- The study found that the only significant determinants of student achievement in mathematics (algebra and trigonometry) were: students’ socioeconomic status, students’ self-concept of ability, school facilities, school enrolment, and student ambition. All these relationships were positive.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/4393
Item ID: 4393
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 111-114. -- QEII has photocopy.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1979
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Mathematics teachers; Mathematics--Study and teaching

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