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Becoming a Primary Mathematics Specialist Teacher

Becoming a Primary Mathematics Specialist Teacher

Field, Jenny (2012) Becoming a Primary Mathematics Specialist Teacher. In: Donaldson, Gina, Harris, Dave, Tope, Claire and Taylor, Helen, (eds.) Becoming a Primary Mathematics Specialist Teacher. Routledge, London, pp. 3-18. ISBN 978-0415604345

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So what is the role of a Mathematics Specialist Teacher? Perhaps you are considering yourself for this role, or have already embarked on a programme to gain this status. If you have a passion for teaching mathematics, if you want to make a difference and impact upon the continuing professional development of others, then read on … this might be the very role for you!

In this chapter we will clarify the role of the Mathematics Specialist Teacher, for both prospective and training MaSTs, providing support and guidance as you prepare for this crucial and multifaceted status.

This chapter aims to explore the nature of the role of the subject specialist by:

1. Considering how the need for mathematics specialist teachers emerged
2. Identifying the importance of subject specialists
3. Exploring the key elements of the MaST Programme
4. Evaluating your future potential as a Mathematics Specialist Teacher
5. Considering the importance of your school in providing necessary support
6. Identifying your key responsibilities in this role
7. Exploring the benefits for both the school and the Mathematics Specialist Teacher

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: primary maths specialist; MaST; pedagogy; subject knowledge; NCETM mentoring; and coaching
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > School of Education (EDU)
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2021 20:10

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