Estonian and Finnish teachers’ views about the textbooks in mathematics teaching

Leila Pehkonen, Sirje Piht, Käthlin Pakkas, Anu Laine, Heidi Krzywacki

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Abstract

This paper explores Estonian and Finnish compulsory schools’ teachers views about mathematics
textbooks and how they perceive the textbooks in mathematics teaching. The data consist of
compulsory schools’ teachers’ (N= 420) responses on a 36-item questionnaire and it was analysed
by help of quantitative methods. The main findings show that both the Finnish and the Estonian
teachers found the textbooks somewhat important in assuring the high and even quality in
mathematics teaching. The textbooks did not particularly load the teachers. However, the findings
reveal some interesting differences in this respect between contexts and between teachers with
different teaching experience. Findings from this study contribute to the research-field by adding
research-based knowledge about the relationships between teachers and curriculum materials.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNordic Research in Mathematics Education : Papers of NORMA 17 The Eighth Nordic Conference on Mathematics Education Stockholm, May 30 - June 2, 2017
EditorsEva Norén, Hanna Palmér, Audrey Cooke
Number of pages9
Place of PublicationGöteborg
PublisherSvensk förening för matematikdidaktisk forskning
Publication date2018
Pages319-327
ISBN (Electronic)978-91-984024-1-4
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventNORMA 17 Nordic conference in mathematics education - Tukholma, Sweden
Duration: 30 May 20172 Jun 2017

Publication series

NameSkrifter från Svensk Förening för MatematikDidaktisk Forskning / Swedish Society for Research in Mathematics Education
Number12
ISSN (Electronic)1651-3274

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences
  • mathematics teaching
  • TEACHER
  • textbook
  • CURRICULUM MATERIALS

Cite this

Pehkonen, L., Piht, S., Pakkas, K., Laine, A., & Krzywacki, H. (2018). Estonian and Finnish teachers’ views about the textbooks in mathematics teaching. In E. Norén, H. Palmér, & A. Cooke (Eds.), Nordic Research in Mathematics Education: Papers of NORMA 17 The Eighth Nordic Conference on Mathematics Education Stockholm, May 30 - June 2, 2017 (pp. 319-327). (Skrifter från Svensk Förening för MatematikDidaktisk Forskning / Swedish Society for Research in Mathematics Education; No. 12). Svensk förening för matematikdidaktisk forskning. http://matematikdidaktik.org/index.php/2018/09/22/nytt-tillskott-i-smdfs-skriftserie-paper-fran-norma-17/