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Stevenson, Harold W. – Phi Delta Kappan, 1998
Discusses case studies of the United States, Germany, and Japan included in the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). Highlights national standards, teacher training and working conditions, attitudes toward dealing with ability differences, and the place of school in adolescents' lives. Compared to Japanese and German…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cultural Differences, Ethnomathematics, Foreign Countries
Forgione, Pascal D., Jr. – Phi Delta Kappan, 1998
Responds to the most commonly asked questions and criticisms regarding the Third International Mathematics and Science Study's assessment of students at the end of secondary school. Answers cover differences in age and grade levels, differences in enrollment rates, definitions of the U.S. advanced mathematics population, unbelievable numbers,…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Comparative Education, Cultural Differences, Foreign Countries
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Sparks, Dennis – Journal of Staff Development, 1997
In this interview, Professional Development Director Susan Loucks-Horsley explains that science teachers must experience science in new ways themselves. Topics covered include her involvement in educational improvement; pedagogical content knowledge and teaching skills; teaching teachers; successful professional development; new standards and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Puk, Tom – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 1999
Comparison of teaching practices of grade 7-8 science teachers in Ontario, Alberta, and Singapore found an implicit "formula for success" related to high scores on the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). Recent Ontario curriculum guidelines aimed at boosting TIMSS scores ignore provincial educational values that…
Descriptors: Conventional Instruction, Cultural Context, Educational Change, Educational Policy
Riley, Richard W. – Teaching Pre K-8, 1997
Describes findings of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), on which eighth-grade U.S. scores were above average in science and below average in mathematics. Concludes that teachers are vital to raising standards by analyzing teaching practices, reforming professional development programs, implementating new teaching…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Benchmarking, Competence, Educational Improvement
Stigler, James W.; Hiebert, James – Phi Delta Kappan, 1997
The videotape portion of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), which captured "typical" mathematics instruction in Germany, the United States, and Japan, disclosed information about types of mathematics students encountered, teachers' role in developing concepts and lessons, and expectations for students. The…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Foreign Countries, Grade 8, Mathematics Instruction
Atkin, J. Myron; Black, Paul – Phi Delta Kappan, 1997
An innovation-focused Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) study of 13 nations participating in the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) found universal unhappiness with the state of mathematics and science education. There was no link among successful test scores, improvement goals, or satisfaction of…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Competition, Educational Innovation, Educational Policy
Griffith, Jeanne E.; Medrich, Elliott A. – Prospects, 1992
Contends that, although surveys of international achievement have been of interest to the U.S. educational community, these studies are now receiving attention among policymakers. Asserts that significant changes are occurring in world economy and that international achievement comparisons are receiving coverage in the U.S. media. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC. – 2000
This report refocuses the international comparisons of eighth-grade students' achievement with the view to highlighting the place of the United States among the nations. A second component looks at the performance of sections of the eighth-grade student population against the same kind of international benchmarks. A third component picks up the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Grade 8
Elmore, Richard F. – Albert Shanker Institute, 2000
In a major research analysis, Richard F. Elmore explores the problems with the structure and leadership of public education, while explaining the dangers of public funding for private schools. He urges educators to study the schools whose leaders and best practice are succeeding in meeting high standards. The report features successful efforts in…
Descriptors: Public Education, Leadership, Administrative Organization, Best Practices
Williams, Trevor; Levine, Dan; Jocelyn, Leslie; Butler, Patricia; Haynes, Jacqueline; Heid, Camilla – Education Statistics Quarterly, 2000
Analyzes data on eighth-grade mathematics and science achievement from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) , with an emphasis on the international standing of the United States. Examines overall U.S. student achievement, the achievement of U.S. subpopulations, and the instructional practices of U.S. teachers. (Author/SLD)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Ethnicity, Grade 8, International Education
Gonzales, Patrick; Calsyn, Christopher; Jocelyn, Leslie; Mak, Kitty; Kastberg, David; Arafeh, Sousan; Williams, Trevor; Tsen, Winnie – Education Statistics Quarterly, 2001
Reports initial findings from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study--Repeat (TIMSS-R). Includes the performance of U.S. eighth-grade students relative to students in other nations in 1999, as well as changes in achievement in participating nations between 1995 and 1999. (Author)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Foreign Countries, Grade 8, International Education
Stigler, James W.; Gonzales, Patrick; Kawanaka, Takako; Knoll, Steffen; Serrano, Ana – Education Statistics Quarterly, 1999
Describes the methods and preliminary findings of the Videotape Classroom Study, a video survey of eighth-grade mathematics lessons in Germany, Japan, and the United States. Part of the Third International Mathematics and Science study, this research project is the first study of videotaped records from national probability samples. (SLD)
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Comparative Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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