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ERIC Number: EJ774094
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0094-1956
A Comparison of American and Taiwanese Students: Their Math Perception
Tsao, Yea-Ling
Journal of Instructional Psychology, v31 n3 p206-213 Sep 2004
The major purpose of this study was to attempt to understand some of the reasons for Mathematics perception of Taiwanese children compared to American children. The study was conducted with elementary schools in the Denver metropolitan area and Taipei, Taiwan in which fifth graders in each city (21 and 37 respectively) were selected as target subjects in the study. To determine if attitudes and beliefs have this profound of effect on American students' performance in mathematics, research believes that it may be helpful to compare American students to Chinese students. By providing comparative data, the researcher found marked differences in the beliefs of American and Taiwanese students in four areas under investigation: how to do well in mathematics, what math solutions should be, motivation. The present study makes a potentially important contribution to our understanding of child development and education in two cultures. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colorado; Taiwan; Taiwan (Taipei); United States