This chapter describes a study on teacher change within a large research project which investigated the effects of using word problems that require students to engage in sense-making. Case studies of several teachers who participated in the study were used to develop a model of teacher change. This model, referred to as the 4-I Model, describes teacher change when a new initiative is introduced and is exemplified by four types of teachers who: ignore the initiative; imitate practices recommended for the implementation of the initiative; integrate the principles of the new initiative into their instructional practice; internalise the principles of the initiative.
|Title of host publication||Mathematics Education|
|Subtitle of host publication||The Singapore Journey|
|Editors||Wong Khoon Yoong, Lee Pang Yee, Berinderjeet Kaur, Foong Pui Yee, Ng Swee Pong|
|Place of Publication||Singapore|
|Publisher||World Scientific Publishing|
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|