ERIC Number: ED367539
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jul
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Math Achievement in Cultural Context: The Case of Hungary.
Several recent experiences suggest that Hungarian students are among the best prepared mathematically in international comparisons of achievement. This paper outlines the cultural background of mathematics learning in Hungary that influences that international standing. Achievement factors in the whole cultural context include: the role of traditions in the development of the Hungarian system, the mathematics curriculum, school work standards, the role of extracurricular activities in selecting gifted students, social and socio-political factors, and the system of dealing with gifted students. (MDH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academically Gifted, Case Studies, Context Effect, Cultural Background, Cultural Context, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnomathematics, Foreign Countries, International Education, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Performance Factors
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development (11th, Minneapolis, MN, July 1991).