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Developing mathematical competence: from the intended to the enacted curriculum
Göteborgs universitet.
Göteborgs universitet och Örebro universitet.
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Science and Mathematics Education. Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå Mathematics Education Research Centre (UMERC).
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå Mathematics Education Research Centre (UMERC). Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of applied educational science.
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2014 (English)In: Journal of Mathematical Behavior, ISSN 0732-3123, E-ISSN 1873-8028, Vol. 33, 72-87 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study investigates the impact of a national reform in Sweden introducing mathematical competency goals. Data were gathered through interviews, classroom observations, and online surveys with nearly 200 teachers. Contrasting to most studies of this size, qualitative analyses were conducted. The results show that teachers are positive to the message, but the combination of using national curriculum documents and national tests to convey the reform message has not been sufficient for teachers to identify the meaning of the message. Thus, the teachers have not acquired the functional knowledge of the competence message required to modify their teaching in alignment with the reform. The results indicate that for complex reform messages, such as the competency message, to have intended impact on classroom practice, special attention needs to be put on the clarity of the message. To have high-stakes tests, for example, does not alone seem to be sufficient. 

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JAI Press Ltd, 2014. Vol. 33, 72-87 p.
Keyword [en]
Mathematical competence Interpretation of competency goals Reform Learning opportunities, Classroom observation, Teacher interviews, Conceptual belief change
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didactics of mathematics
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-82884DOI: 10.1016/j.jmathb.2013.10.001OAI: diva2:663713
Nationella matematikprov som katalysator för implementering av utbildningsreformer
Swedish Research Council, 2007-375-50893-28
Available from: 2013-11-12 Created: 2013-11-12 Last updated: 2014-02-28Bibliographically approved

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Bergqvist, EwaBergqvist, TomasLithner, JohanPalm, TorulfPalmberg, Björn
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