The Early Implementation of Common Core State Standards in Mathematics in a Parochial Middle School in North Carolina: A Case Study
Keywords: curriculum change, implementation, self-efficacy
AbstractThis article reports on research conducted on the implementation of Common Core State Standards in Mathematics at a parochial middle school in North Carolina during the 2012-2013 school year. The study examines the adoption of new curriculum standards in terms of teacher perceptions, feelings of self-efficacy and perceived effects on student learning using a case study methodology. The case study provides insight to student learning and teachersâ€™ perceived abilities to teach when there is a dramatic curriculum change. The results of this case study may also be useful in teacher training and professional development when a new curriculum is adopted.
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