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ERIC Number: EJ1105113
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2148-9955
The Effects of Learning Strategies on Mathematical Literacy: A Comparison between Lower and Higher Achieving Countries
Magen-Nagar, Noga
International Journal of Research in Education and Science, v2 n2 p306-321 Sum 2016
The purpose of the current study is to explore the effects of learning strategies on Mathematical Literacy (ML) of students in higher and lower achieving countries. To address this issue, the study utilizes PISA2002 data to conduct a multi-level analysis (HLM) of Hong Kong and Israel students. In PISA2002, Israel was rated 31st in Mathematics, while Hong Kong was rated at the top of the list. The HLM analysis was implemented at the student level, as well as at the school level. The results show that controlling for other variables, in Israel, memorization strategies had the most significant negative contribution for the prediction of ML achievements, whereas in Hong Kong the control strategies had the highest contribution. These results suggest that overemphasis on memorization does not necessarily contribute to ML achievement. Yet, the efficient use of control strategies may contribute to higher achievements. The theoretical and practical implications of the study are discussed.
International Journal of Research in Education and Science. Necmettin Erbakan University, Ahmet Kelesoglu Education Faculty, Meram, Konya 42090 Turkey. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong; Israel
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment
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