Encyclopedia of Mathematics Education

2020 Edition
| Editors: Stephen Lerman

Models of Preservice Mathematics Teacher Education

  • Sebastian KuntzeEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-15789-0_116


Models of preservice teacher education are understood as structures of professional learning set up by intention for prospective mathematics teachers.


Preservice teacher education is widely considered as necessary for preparing prospective mathematics teachers for mastering the challenges of the mathematics classroom. To this end, models of preservice teacher education have been developed and are subject to ongoing investigations. For the profession of teaching mathematics, specific professional knowledge is necessary. In particular, designing learning opportunities and exploring the students’ understanding or adaptive strategies of fostering mathematical competency require not only mathematical knowledge and pedagogical knowledge but also pedagogical content knowledge (Shulman 1986; Ball et al. 2008; Bromme 1992). This knowledge encompasses declarative and procedural components (e.g., Baumert et al. 2010; Ball et al. 2008), as well as prescriptive views and...


Mathematics teacher education Preservice teachers Professional development Prospective teachers 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Mathematik und InformatikLudwigsburg University of EducationLudwigsburgGermany