ERIC Number: ED431621
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The TIMSS Videotape Classroom Study: Methods and Findings from an Exploratory Research Project on Eighth-Grade Mathematics Instruction in Germany, Japan, and the United States. A Research and Development Report.
Stigler, James W.; Gonzales, Patrick; Kwanaka, Takako; Knoll, Steffen; Serrano, Ana
This report presents the methods and preliminary findings of the Videotape Classroom Study, a video study of eighth-grade mathematics lessons in Germany, Japan, and the United States. This exploratory research project is part of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). The study included 231 eighth-grade mathematics classrooms and three samples were selected. Findings reveal a number of differences in instructional practices across the three cultures. This report provides a detailed account of the methods used in the study as well as a preliminary look at the findings up to this point. Contains 21 references. (ASK)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries, Grade 8, Junior High Schools, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods
Web site: http://nces.ed.gov/timss
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Germany; Japan; United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study