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Lecture Notes in Education Psychology and Public Media

Vol. 19, 26 October 2023


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Unrealistic Expectations and Compromised Observations in School Mathematics Research

Richard O’Donovan * 1
1 Monash University

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Lecture Notes in Education Psychology and Public Media, Vol. 19, 48-56
Published 26 October 2023. © 26 October 2023 The Author(s). Published by EWA Publishing
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Citation Richard O’Donovan. Unrealistic Expectations and Compromised Observations in School Mathematics Research. LNEP (2023) Vol. 19: 48-56. DOI: 10.54254/2753-7048/19/20231380.

Abstract

It is not often acknowledged that educational research increasingly places unrealistic expectations on teachers, especially teachers of mathematics. This paper explores issues relating to idealism within educational research, especially in terms of how it manifests as potentially unrealistic expectations academics may have of, and place on, classroom teachers. The paper draws on reflections from observing an international panel of mathematics education researchers observing classroom teachers at work. It outlines some of the philosophical complications of observations, especially it’s theory-laden nature, and outlines some potential implications such idealism can have for teachers, and how this may be linked to mathematics culture.

Keywords

school mathematics, unrealistic expectations, classroom observation, educational research

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Educational Innovation and Philosophical Inquiries
ISBN (Print)
978-1-83558-063-9
ISBN (Online)
978-1-83558-064-6
Published Date
26 October 2023
Series
Lecture Notes in Education Psychology and Public Media
ISSN (Print)
2753-7048
ISSN (Online)
2753-7056
DOI
10.54254/2753-7048/19/20231380
Copyright
26 October 2023
Open Access
This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited

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