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ERIC Number: ED500060
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul-1
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1303-6521
Middle and Secondary Preservice Mathematics Teachers' Comparative Analysis of TIMSS Videotape Lesson Study
Unal, Hasan; Jakubowski, Elizabeth
Online Submission, Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET v6 n3 article 6 Jul 2007
International comparative studies revealed that US students' mathematics performance is not at the level of expectation of mathematics education community. The latest of such study is, Third international Mathematics Science Study-Repeat (TIMSS-R, 1999) continued show poor performance of US students in international arena. Total of 38 countries had participated in TIMSS-R and focus was the mathematics achievement of 8th graders. In TIMSS video study only 6 counties participated along with the US. Five participated in TIMSS 1999 video study outperformed the US in mathematics achievement. Since the teachers and their decisions on teaching plays significant role in students learning, future US mathematics teachers can learn from accomplished practices in international arena. The purpose of this study is to investigate preservice teachers' analyses of such practices. The study is qualitative in nature. Data collection included students' written analyses on videotaped lessons and follow up interviews. (Contains 1 table and 3 figures.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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