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Tourón, Javier; Navarro-Asencio, Enrique; Lizasoain, Luis; López-González, Emelina; García-San Pedro, María José – Research Papers in Education, 2019
The present work seeks to deepen the impact of factors linked to the characteristics of teaching practices and students' attitudes towards the use of technology on their performance in mathematics in the process of teaching-learning in the Spanish context. In this sense, this study is a secondary analysis of the PISA 2012 data. Therefore, it is an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes, Educational Technology
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Güler, Hatice Kübra; Arslan, Çigdem – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2019
Mathematical literacy problems used in PISA consists of real life context. In order to solve the problems of these contexts, there are various mathematical processes that students have to pass through. These problems are intended to measure the various competencies that are intended to be taught to students. It is also important that the teachers…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Numeracy, Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries
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Waluyo, Budi – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
If there are areas that have received significant impacts of ICTs, education is one of them as ICTs have stimulated major differences in the teaching approaches and the ways students learn (Yuen, Law, & Wong, 2003); however, World Bank unexpectedly excludes ICT from the key focus areas in their ESS 2020, a guideline that may be adopted by…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Educational Strategies, International Organizations, Developing Nations
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Ataç, Ela – Education and Urban Society, 2019
As it has been realized that education is a key to a long-term economic growth and to reducing social and economic disadvantages, educational inequality and its reflections in the geography have become some of the major issues in many countries. Turkey is in many ways a good example to analyze the relations between class, education, and regional…
Descriptors: Geographic Regions, Equal Education, Socioeconomic Background, Foreign Countries
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Bush, Tony; Ng, Ashley Yoon Mooi – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present and discuss the findings from research on the relationship between leadership theory and policy reform in Malaysia. Distributed leadership is normatively preferred in the Malaysia Education Blueprint (MEB), the country's major policy reform document. The research was conducted in two dissimilar…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Centralization, Educational Change, School Effectiveness
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Schneider, Ben Ross; Estarellas, Pablo Cevallos; Bruns, Barbara – Comparative Education Review, 2019
Recent governments in Ecuador (2007-17) have achieved impressive improvements in education. Enrollments increased significantly, and Ecuador's learning gains on regional tests from 2006 to 2013 were among the largest in the region. Ecuador's recent PISA performance provides further confirmation of genuine progress in raising student learning. A…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Strategies
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Volckmar, Nina – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
It has been a key goal to achieve equity in education in Australia and Norway over the last 50 years. This article offers a historical case-oriented comparative analysis of the promotion of equity in education in these 2 countries. While equity in education is primarily understood as students' learning outcomes in national and international tests,…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Comparative Education, Case Studies, Educational Practices
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Auld, Euan; Rappleye, Jeremy; Morris, Paul – Comparative Education, 2019
The year 2015 was significant for the arena of international development, as UNESCO's "Education for All" agenda was replaced by "Education 2030", which would identify minimum standards of education quality. The OECD had been working on extending its existing PISA assessment into low- and middle-income countries through PISA…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Liu, Ji – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
This study explores the multidimensionality of engagements with international large-scale standardised assessments (ILSAs). The objective is to understand how different policy actors--government, media, and citizens--rationalise, report, and perceive China's PISA participation. First, government archive analysis traces a decade of documents…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Razer, Michal; Mittelberg, David; Ayalon, Snait – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2018
Israeli students ranked in the bottom third of the countries surveyed by PISA 2012 in mathematical literacy, while the gap between the highest and lowest scores was the second largest in the OECD. This paper explores which variables led to disparities in mathematical literacy between different socioeconomic levels and between Israeli Arabs and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Achievement Tests, International Assessment
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Hong, Dae S.; Choi, Kyong Mi – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2018
In this study, we analyzed and compared reasoning and proving opportunities in geometry lessons from American standard-based textbooks and Korean textbooks to understand how these textbooks provide student opportunities to engage in reasoning and proving activities. Overall, around 40% of exercise problems in Core Plus Mathematics Project (CPMP)…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Comparative Analysis, Geometry, Mathematics Instruction
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Arikan, Serkan; van de Vijver, Fons J. R.; Yagmur, Kutlay – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2018
We examined Differential Item Functioning (DIF) and the size of cross-cultural performance differences in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012 mathematics data before and after application of propensity score matching. The mathematics performance of Indonesian, Turkish, Australian, and Dutch students on released items was…
Descriptors: Probability, Test Bias, Mathematics Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Yalcin, Seher – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2018
In this study, it is aimed to distinguish the reading skills of students participating in PISA 2015 application into multi-level latent classes at the student and country level. Furthermore, it is aimed to examine how the clusters emerged at country-level is predicted by variables as students have the information and communication technology (ICT)…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Reading Skills, Classification, Information Technology
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Çer, Erkan; Solak, Ekrem – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
The quality of a teacher plays one of the most important roles in the achievement of an education system. Teacher training is a multi-dimensional process which comprises the selection of teacher candidates, pre-service training, appointment, in-service training and teaching practices. Therefore, this study focuses on teacher training processes in…
Descriptors: High Achievement, Low Achievement, Qualitative Research, Comparative Analysis
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Marfan, Javiera; Pascual, Javier – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
The article reports the results of a cross-country educational research project that uses quantitative methods to identify school leadership practices and contextual characteristics that contribute to explain student achievement in Chile, considering international comparisons. The results question previous evidence about a common repertoire of…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Cross Cultural Studies, Statistical Analysis, Instructional Leadership
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