ERIC Number: ED401146
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Mathematics and Science Education around the World: What Can We Learn?
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Mathematical Sciences Education Board.
A recently completed landmark study of mathematics and science education in more than 40 countries gathered information that can help address questions about why students in one country do better than students in another. Results from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMMS) will be released beginning in the fall of 1996 through the spring of 1998. This brochure outlines what such international studies can help us learn, how this study was conducted, and what the United States and other countries might be able to glean from TIMMS. A timeline for the release of the TIMMS data and directions about whom to contact for further information is included. The ideas of intended and implemented curricula are discussed, and a number of related questions that TIMMS may answer are listed. (DDR)
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Tests, National Curriculum, Research Methodology, Science Education, Science Tests
National Research Council, Mathematical Sciences Education Board, Center for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Education, 2101 Constitution Avenue NW (HA 450), Washington, DC 20418.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Mathematical Sciences Education Board.