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ERIC Number: EJ1100193
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1571-0068
What Primary Students in the Chinese Mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan Value in Mathematics Learning: A Comparative Analysis
Zhang, Qiaoping; Barkatsas, Tasos; Law, Huk-Yuen; Leu, Yuh-Chyn; Seah, Wee Tiong; Wong, Ngai-Ying
International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, v14 n5 p907-924 Jun 2016
It has become increasingly recognized that what teachers and students value affect teaching and learning in general and in the area of mathematics in particular. Yet, the extent to which this is so varies across cultural regions. In recent years, how the ethnic Chinese teach and learn mathematics has attracted much attention worldwide. It is precisely the purpose of the present study to investigate the value structures of three Chinese regions. Using a recently developed and validated questionnaire, students' values in mathematics learning in the Chinese Mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan are delineated. In the first place, the results reveal that there are six dimensions in the students' value structure, namely "achievement," "relevance," "practice," "communication," "information and communications technology" as well as "feedback." However, in each of the six value components derived from the principal components analysis, statistically significant differences between the regions were found.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China; Hong Kong; Taiwan
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