Document Type : Original Research Paper


Mahani Mathematical Research Center, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran


Teacher education in both in-service and pre-service was a main concern of every educational system. In this paper with concentration on in-service teacher education for teacher of mathematics, we introduce a theoretical model of classroom inquiry for decreasing the gap between theory and action (research and teaching). For this concern, we initially maintain necessity of in-service teacher education. Then shortage of current in-service teacher education courses for teachers of mathematics in Iran will be discussed. After that, upon literature related to action research and lesson study, we design a theoretical model in format of flowchart. Then we report results of implication of this theoretical model within an in-service junior secondary mathematics teachers’ education. With this real data, we can examine effectiveness of the theoretical model in action. Results of this study show that this model for classroom inquiry had effective impact on filling the gap between theory and action. For example junior secondary mathematics teachers connect some papers about square root to their students’ difficulties in the learning of this concept. Undoubtedly, there are some limitations in this regard. For example shortage of local research in mathematics education and in Persian language was an important limitation for teachers. This reveals necessity of developing mathematics education program in the post graduate at the university level. Finally, we explain strength and weakness of the theoretical model in the future in-service teacher education program. 


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