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American Journal of Educational Research. 2015, 3(7), 822-831
DOI: 10.12691/education-3-7-5
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Barriers in Teaching Learning Process of Mathematics at Secondary Level: A Quest for Quality Improvement

Kaniz Fatema Pia1,

1Past-post Graduation Researcher (M. Ed), University of Dhaka, Executive Officer, Janata Bank Ltd, Bangladesh

Pub. Date: June 09, 2015

Cite this paper:
Kaniz Fatema Pia. Barriers in Teaching Learning Process of Mathematics at Secondary Level: A Quest for Quality Improvement. American Journal of Educational Research. 2015; 3(7):822-831. doi: 10.12691/education-3-7-5

Abstract

Mathematics is critical and significant to recognize the computerized world and match with the newly developing information technology knowledge in and is penetrating everywhere in the world. Considering the interrelation of mathematics and science Bangladesh Education Policy, 2010 prioritize mathematics education. However, in spite of this understanding of its importance the overall performance of students in mathematics is unsatisfactory and the number of students in science discipline quality of education. The main focus of the research is to find out the existing barriers in teaching- learning process of mathematics of grade IX-X. The research questions are to reveal the major problems in the teaching- learning process of mathematics and propose possible solution in order to overcome these barriers. A mixed design approach (triangulation) was used to collect data from teacher and students involved in the teaching and learning of mathematics. It was found that the problems are multifaceted and accordingly the solutions require overall effort from all concerned stakeholders. The problems range from pedagogical, social, economic, administrative and policy aspect to attitude of students and teachers, competence of teacher, and the overall teaching learning process. I believe this study will have a contribution in endeavor of identifying some of the major factors which obstruct the teaching and learning of mathematics and thereby towards possible solution. It could be also used as an initial work for those who are interested to do further studies in this area.

Keywords:
teaching learning process competence of teacher attitude towards mathematics

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