A Study of the Attitudes Mathematics of Pre-Service Teachers towards Mathematics in Some Primary Teachers' Colleges.
Tumbo, Martin Maundu
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This sthdy investigated service teachers Teachrs' included based on a number school, secondary school the attitudes of of variables which sex of mathematics level of education, as untrained of pre- in some Primary The study examined sex of the student, in secondary teaching towards mathematics Colleges. the trainees the attitudes teachers teacher experience of and the nature of secondary (single sex or mixed) attended by the stu- dents. The subjects of the study consisted 88 second years £rc~ ~wo Primary Kenya composed of 42 females type attitude trainees eacjers and 46 males. scale was adapted selected that mathematics attitude towards attitude believe. mathematics Those students who had attended schools. is not that Males had a than females. single sex schools had a than those who had attended mixed It was also found out that even though majority of mathematics teachers in upper primary and secondary schools are male, any teacher female can influence tively. A likert and given to all the much hated subject as many people more positive Colleges in for the study. The resutls revealed more positive of a total of the attitudes whether male or of the pupils position It was also found out that in recruiting pre- service teachers to colleges, one had 'teaching experience it never mattered whether or not since the meanI attitude score for those who had not taught at all was even higher than those who had taught. The results also showed that those students who had reached six had a more positive reached researched tive attitudes. expected it was felt that ways to try and promote positive towards mathematics was attitudes than those who had form four. In conclusion pleting should be attitudes for about 25% students This was so because and required who had nega- the students were to teach the subject after completing the two years course and it was felt that it possible to pass these negative attitudes to the pupils they will teach.