Understanding Malaysian Pre-Service Teachers Mathematical Content Knowledge and Pedagogical Content Knowledge
 
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University of Malaya
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Universiti Sains Malaysia
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Universiti Malaya
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Kwan Eu Leong   

University of Malaya, Faculty of Education, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Publish date: 2015-04-02
 
EURASIA J. Math., Sci Tech. Ed 2015;11(2):363–370
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Background:
This article seeks to present findings from the analysis of the TEDS-M reports on the mathematical content knowledge (MCK) and pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) of the pre-service teachers in Malaysia

Materials and methods:
The main objective of this study was to investigate the level of teaching knowledge attained by the Malaysian pre-service primary and secondary teachers. Some 576 primary level pre-service teachers and 389 secondary level pre-service teachers participated in the TEDS-M study. The significance of this study is pertinent as the level of teachers' knowledge influences students’ achievement in schools

Results:
Results of analysis show that Malaysian pre-service teachers at the primary and secondary performed below the international average for both mathematics content knowledge (MCK) and mathematics pedagogical content knowledge (MPCK).

Conclusions:
The article suggested several steps on how teacher educators could improve the PCK and MCK of pre-service teachers in Malaysia.

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