Math Teaching Readiness of Secondary Mathematics Pre-service Teachers in the Cordillera Administrative Region

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Carmelo W. Madinno


This study investigated the readiness of Secondary Mathematics Pre-service Teachers (SMPTs) in teaching mathematics. This was done by triangulating their academic performance, student-teaching performance, and perceived readiness in teaching mathematics. The study was conducted with 89 SMPTs who recently completed their mathematics teaching degree requirements from seven Teacher Education Institutions in the Cordillera Administrative Region. Results showed that academically, the SMPTs excelled in their ICT-related subjects followed by their Education and other basic subjects, while lowest grades were obtained in the advanced and basic math subject categories. In terms of their student-teaching performance, the SMPTs obtained the highest ratings for teacher’s personality followed by communication skills and student-teacher relationship, whereas lowest ratings were in the areas of questioning skills, lesson integration, and teaching method. Moreover, the SMPTs perceived the highest level of readiness for learning environment and pedagogical knowledge, while they scored lowest for community linkages and content knowledge components of the National Competency-Based Teacher Standards (NCBTS) and Technological Pedagogical and Content Knowledge (TPACK) constructs, respectively. The study shows the lack of readiness of the SMPTs in teaching mathematics based from the national frameworks of math teacher education and basic education in the country.

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