Becoming a Teacher: An English Case Study

  • Tony Brown
  • Olwen McNamara
Part of the Mathematics Education Library book series (MELI, volume 53)


The key objective of this book is to present a theoretically oriented account of the processes through which primary teachers develop their understanding of the task of teaching mathematics. The theoretical framework was created as we faced the task of building a picture of the training process in England, where the regulative apparatus of the central government impacts greatly on teacher practices and on conceptions of mathematics. At one level these are colloquial concerns. Nevertheless, we are seeking to address an international audience as we feel that certain issues might activate a broader interest. Key among these is the formation of primary teacher


Mathematics Teaching Mathematics Teacher Student Teacher Prospective Teacher Teacher Training 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Manchester Metropolitan University, Institute of EducationManchesterUK
  2. 2.University of Manchester, School of EducationManchesterUK

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