Penn State Harrisburg

Jane M. Wilburne, Ed.D.

· Associate Professor of Mathematics Education; Behavioral Sciences and Education

Research Interests

  • Professional Development Programs for K-12 Mathematics Educators
  • Mathematical Problem Solving Writing in the Mathematics Classroom
  • Questionning in the Inquiry-Based Classroom

Publications and Research

  • Wilburne, J., & Long, M. (2010). Secondary pre-Service teachers’ content knowledge for state assessments: Implications for mathematics education programs.Issues in the Undergraduate Preparation of Mathematics Teachers: The Journal. IUMPST: The Journal. Vol 2 (Content). January. [http://www.k-12prep.math.ttu.edu/journal/contentknowledge/wilburne01/article.pdf ] (15 pages).
  • Keat, J. B., & Wilburne, J. (2009). The impact of storybooks on kindergarten children’s mathematical achievement and approaches to learning. US-China Education Review, 6(7), 61-67.
  • Wilburne, J. (2009). Virtual mentoring in the secondary mathematics teacher education program. In G. Zimmermann (Ed.) Empowering the mentor of the preservice mathematics teacher (pp. 52-54). Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
  • Smith, N. & Wilburne, J. (2009). Transiency and retention: Impact on one urban elementary school’s benchmark assessments. Pennsylvania Educational Leadership, 28(2), 15-23.
  • Wilburne, J. & Napoli, M. (2008). Connecting mathematics and literature: An analysis of pre-service elementary school teachers’ changing beliefs and knowledge.Issues in the Undergraduate Preparation of Mathematics Teachers: The Journal. IUMPST: The Journal. Vol 2 (Pedagogy). September. [www.k-12prep.math.ttu.edu] (10 pages).
  • McGivney-Burelle, J., McGivney, K. & Wilburne, J. (2008). Resolving the tension between interdisciplinarity and assessment. In D. M. Moss, T. A.Osborn, & D. Kaufman (Eds.) (2008).Interdisciplinary Education in the Age of Assessment (pp. 71-85). New York: Routledge.
  • Wilburne, J., &  Bohan, J. (2008). Teacher candidates’ assessment competencies: What do Pennsylvania school districts value? Pennsylvania Teacher Educator, 7(1), 32-40.
  • Wilburne, J., & Peterson, W. (2007).  Using a before-during-after (BDA) model to plan effective secondary mathematics’ lessons.  Mathematics Teacher, 101(3), 209-213. 
  • Wilburne, J., & Napoli, M. (2007).  Integrating literature and mathematics: A mysterious connection.  Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 13(3), 135-139. 
  • Wilburne, J., Napoli, M., Keat, J., Dile, K., Trout, M., & Decker, S. (2007).  Journeying into mathematics through storybooks: A kindergarten study.  Teaching Children Mathematics, 14(4), 232-237. 
  • Wilburne, J. (2007).  The misrepresentation of an egg timer.  New Jersey Mathematics Teacher, 65(2), 15-16.
  • Wilburne, J. (2006).  Preparing preservice teachers to teach problem solving.  Teaching Children Mathematics, 12(9), 454-464.
  • Wilburne, J. M. (2006).  Preparing proficient problem solvers by teaching habits of mind that are hard to break.  In M. S. Smith, M. K. Heid, & R. M. Zbiek (Eds.).  2005-2006 Yearbook of the Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics (pp. 7-15).  University Park, PA.
  • Subramaniam, K., Keat, J., Wilburne, J., & Napoli, M. (2006).  Reconceptualizing preservice teachers’ field experiences through a structured reflection model. Pennsylvania Teacher Educator, 5(Fall), 1-8. 
  • Wilburne, J., & Goldsworthy, C. (2006).  Response to intervention (RTI) in primary mathematics.  Pennsylvania Educational Leadership, 26(1), 27-37. 
  • Wilburne, J. (2004).  Motivating every student through effective questioning.  In M. F. Chappell, & T. Pateracki (Eds.).  Empowering the beginning teacher of mathematics in elementary school (pp. 19-20).  Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
  • Wilburne, J. (2004).  Motivating every student through effective questioning.  In M. F. Chappell, & T. Pateracki (Eds.).  Empowering the beginning teacher of mathematics in middle school (pp. 19-20).  Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
  • Wilburne, J. (2004).  Motivating every student through effective questioning.  In M. F. Chappell, & T. Pateracki (Eds.).  Empowering the beginning teacher of mathematics in high school (pp. 19-20).  Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
  • Wilburne, J., & Evitts, T. (2002).  Packing for the future: Best practice in secondary mathematics methods courses.  Pennsylvania Teacher Educator, 1, 32-36.