**A Longitudinal Assessment of Teacher Candidates' Attitudes and Beliefs in a
Reform-Based Mathematics and Science Teacher Preparation Program**

J. Randy McGinnis

The Science Teaching Center

Department of Curriculum & Instruction

Room 2226 Benjamin

University of Maryland

College Park, Maryland 20742

jm250@umail.umd.edu

Steve Kramer

Center for Mathematics Learning

Department of Curriculum &Instruction

University of Maryland

College Park, Maryland 20742

Tad Watanabe

Department of Mathematics

Towson University

Towson, Maryland 21204

A poster session presented at the annual meeting of the meeting of the National
Association for Research in Science Teaching, San Diego, California, April
19--April 22, 1998.

The preparation of this manuscript was supported in part by a grant from the
National Science Foundation

(Cooperative Agreement No. DUE 9255745).

**Abstract**

Do MCTP teacher candidates' attitudes toward and beliefs about mathematics and science change over time as they participate in the MCTP?

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__Figure 1__. Change over time in mean beliefs about the nature of
mathematics and science.

__Figure 2__. Change over time in mean attitudes towards mathematics and
science.

__Figure 3__. Change over time in mean beliefs about the teaching
mathematics and science.

__Figure 4__. Change over time in mean attitudes toward using technology to
teach mathematics and science.

__Figure 5__. Change over time in mean attitudes towards teaching
mathematics and science.