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ERIC Number: ED532183
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
Examination of Mathematics Intended Curriculum in China from an International Perspective
Wang, Yehui; Bian, Yufang; Xin, Tao; Kher, Neelam; Houang, Richard T.; Schmidt, William H.
Online Submission, US-China Education Review B 2 p150-162 2012
This study aimed to examine and track the transformations in the mathematics intended curriculum during the latest reform in China from a neutral and objective perspective. Following the document analysis used in TIMSS (the Third International Mathematics and Science Study), the results indicated that a more modern system of mathematics knowledge had been constructed after the reform and the curriculum standard emphasized more on its facilitating role. Compared to TIMSS top-achieving countries and regions, it found that the pattern of topics in curriculum guide in China exhibited a similar coherent pattern to those high achieving countries but more concentrated. Moreover, the decentralization in the curriculum standard was unable to figure out the pattern of topics on the intended curriculum level. Lastly, the influence of decentralization in the curriculum standard was discussed. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment; Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study