ERIC Number: ED259896
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-May
Reference Count: N/A
Second International Mathematics Study. Summary Report for the United States. Contractor's Report.
Crosswhite, F. Joe; And Others
This is the second of four phases of reporting the findings of a study of school mathematics in 24 countries, including the United States. The report consists of five parts: (1) introduction; (2) eighth-grade findings; (3) twelfth-grade findings; (4) student attitudes toward mathematics; and (5) concluding remarks. Supporting documentation (including list of participating countries, sampling information and 41 figures) is included in appendices. A summary of findings is also presented under 20 headings: introductory; class types; class size; yearly hours of instruction; teacher characteristics; how mathematics teachers spent their time; role of textbook in eighth- and twelfth-grades; how student time was spent in class; homework; extent of calculator use in class; ways in which the calculator was used; content of the eighth-grade mathematics curriculum; content of the twelfth-grade mathematics curriculum; international studies in school achievement which require varying degrees of "compromises" in assessment procedures; how mathematics was taught in eighth-grade; student acheivement in eighth-grade mathematics; student achievement in twelfth-grade mathematics; sex differences in mathematics achievement; changes since the 1964 mathematics study; and student attitudes toward mathematics. (JN)
Descriptors: Calculators, Course Content, Foreign Countries, Grade 12, Grade 8, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary Education, Secondary School Mathematics, Sex Differences, Student Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics, Teaching Methods, Time Factors (Learning)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: International Association for the Advancement of Educational Research, Ghent (Belgium).; Illinois Univ., Urbana. Coll. of Education.