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ERIC Number: EJ1081325
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1927-5250
Different Cultures, Different Students, Same Test: Comparing Math Skills of Hungarian and American College Students
Price, Barbara A.; Randall, Cindy H.; Frederick, Joshua; Gáll, József; Jones, Thomas W.
Journal of Education and Learning, v1 n2 p128-142 2012
In recent decades, Hungary and the United States have embraced new philosophies in their approach to teaching mathematics. Hungary's changes were driven by social and economic shifts, the U.S. by the creation of national standards. In both countries, university faculty members complain about students' poor math skills. Professors from three universities tested students in different business classes; all classes have a significant math component and require critical thinking. Analyses revealed that Hungarian students outperformed those in the U.S., that there was no difference in performance by gender, and that students who were further along in their university classes did not perform better than those who were beginning degree programs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hungary; United States