Exploring the effect of student-teaching on elementary student-teachers’ math anxiety
Muhammad Sharif Uddin 1 *
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1 Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD, USA* Corresponding Author


This mini-ethnographic study investigated the role of the student-teaching experience on removing student teachers’ math anxiety. Data were collected from four elementary student teachers using semi-structured individual and group interviews during the second phase of their student-teaching period. Thematic content analysis was used to analyze data. The findings of this study showed that a productive and satisfactory student-teaching experience could remove student teachers’ math anxiety. In addition, elementary student teachers’ poor student-teaching experiences negatively affected their motivation in teaching. This study also found that the mentors’ role was a vital part of student teachers’ success. This study concludes that the teacher education department and the school district need to work collaboratively to develop every elementary teacher’s math teaching skill.


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Article Type: Research Article

INT ELECT J MATH ED, 2022, Volume 17, Issue 4, Article No: em0708


Publication date: 07 Aug 2022

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