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ERIC Number: ED259896
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-May
Pages: 152
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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.