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MSP LNC 2011

Student-Centered Teaching, Teacher Leadership Development and Student Success: The Mathematics Teacher Transformation Institute


We hypothesized that a positive relationship exists between teachers' stage of leadership development and their use of student-centered pedagogy. Students are thought to be more likely to be engaged in math as a result of teachers' use of a more student-centered approach. MTTI participants at Stage 2 and 3 of leadership development tended to use more student-centered pedagogy than those at Stage 1. Students' understanding of, attitudes toward, and motivation to do mathematics increased significantly as a result of teachers' use of action research. If student-centered teaching increases student math achievement then there could be links between use of a student-centered pedagogy, teacher - leadership development and student achievement.