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ERIC Number: EJ997138
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1306-3065
A Comparative Analysis of Numbers and Biology Content Domains between Turkey and the USA
Incikabi, Lutfi; Ozgelen, Sinan; Tjoe, Hartono
International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, v7 n4 p523-536 Oct 2012
This study aimed to compare Mathematics and Science programs focusing on TIMSS content domains of Numbers and Biology that produced the largest achievement gap among students from Turkey and the USA. Specifically, it utilized the content analysis method within Turkish and New York State (NYS) frameworks. The procedures of study included matching the behaviors for the content domains of Numbers and Biology, as defined in the TIMSS 2007 framework, with the teaching program and guidebook for Mathematics courses (grades 6 through 8) in Turkey and NYS learning standards and core curriculum for Science and Mathematics for the U.S. Results of the study indicated differences between Turkey and NYS in terms of existence and distribution of and emphasis on TIMSS content domains of Numbers and Biology across the grade levels. (Contains 4 tables.)
International Consortium for the Advancement of Academic Publication. Abant Izzet Baysal University, Faculty of Education, 14280 Golkoy-Bolu, Turkey. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York; Turkey
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study