Document Type : Original Research Paper
Department of Mathematics Education, Farhangiyan University, Tehran, Iran
Background and Objectives: Farhangian University, by changing the attitude of student-teachers to the issue of education as well as raising the level of specialized knowledge and professional skills of student-teachers, including the use of technology in all areas can make fundamental improvements in educational approaches, curricula and methods of better education for students. In the meantime, since mathematics is one of the main courses for students in all levels of education, so special attention should be paid to the teachers who are responsible for teaching this course in both elementary and high school. On the other hand, one of the basic skills for the success of a math teacher in all areas of education, training, administration and professional development is the skill of familiarity with and application of technology. The integration of information and communication technology in the curriculum, especially in mathematics, and evaluating its effectiveness has always been one of the common concerns of those involved in the educational system; Therefore, the purpose of this study is to evaluate the performance of graduates of mathematics education at Farhangian University in terms of technology application from the perspective of managers based on the model of John Wales and Joseph Bundy.
Materials and Methods: The research method, based on the applied purpose and data collection , was a descriptive survey type and the statistical population included 57 graduates of mathematics education at Farhangian University who had started teaching in schools of North Khorasan province in the academic year of 2017 to 2019. Due to the limited statistical population, all 57 people were evaluated in this study. The data collection tool was a researcher-made questionnaire based on the evaluation axes of John Wales and Joseph Bundy models and was collected and completed by school principals. After confirming the validity of the questionaire, its reliability was found to be 0.95, using Cronbach's alpha. In inferential statistics section, the t-test was used to analyze the data and generalize the results using SPSS - V23 software.
Findings: The findings of the study showed that graduates of the field of mathematics education at Farhangian University had a good performance in terms of using technology from the perspective of school principals in five of the six components of the model of John Wales and Joseph Bundy (that is, improvement and training, professional growth, human relations, administrative affairs, curriculum planning) and their performance score in these five components was higher than the average, but in another component (that is, assessment), they did not have a good performance and their performance score in this component was lower than the average..
Conclusion: It can be concluded that the quality of performance of the graduates of mathematics education from Farhangian University of North Khorasan has been favorable on average in terms of technology application from the perspective of school principals based on the model of John Wales and Joseph Bundy in a total of six components of improvement and training, professional growth, human relations, assessment, administrative affairs, and curriculum planning. . On the other hand, due to the low score obtained in the evaluation component, it seems that more attention is paid to providing the course of "assessment and evaluation of learning mathematics " based on the skills of applying new technologies. Moreover, holding workshops on technology application in the field of assessment will help the graduates in the field of mathematics to achieve more familiarity and better performance in this area.
- Mathematics education
- Application of technology
- Farhangian University graduates
- performance evaluation
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