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Synthesizing the Literature Concerning the Math Anxiety to Inform a Project on Pre-Service Teacher Retention Rates

Abstract: This conference paper is authored by Nicholas Flegg, Kamariah Mohamed and Karen Trimmer of the University of Southern Queensland, Australia and is including in the 2013 Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference proceedings.

This paper reviews literature regarding numeracy and mathematics anxiety and considers the role of teacher efficacy as a predictor of teachers' competence and commitment to teaching. This examination of previous studies leads to discussion of a proposed project that is predicted to confirm the expected correlations between high Anxiety / poor Numeracy levels and lowered retention rates of University pre-service Education students.

Keywords: STEM - Conference Proceedings - Teaching Quality

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