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Mandel, Philipp; Süssmuth, Bernd; Sunder, Marco – Education Economics, 2019
This study uses a newly compiled data set of instructional time and student performance by subject across German federal states for student cohorts enrolled at the primary level in the 1990s and tested at the secondary level in the 2000s. It finds evidence for the school inputs-student achievement relationship, taking nonlinearity,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students, Time on Task
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Kaya, Volkan Hasan; Elster, Doris – Science Education International, 2018
The main aim of this study was to determine the factors that affect the environmental literacy (EL) of 15-year-old students in Germany. The data were based on findings from the PISA 2015 of German students (n = 6.504), which were published on the official PISA site ( According to the results, there was a positive and…
Descriptors: Environment, Literacy, Science Education, Socioeconomic Status
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Odendahl, Wolfgang – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2017
After consistently bad results in every PISA test (Programme for International Student Assessment) and an accompanying prediction of lack of skills in its future workforce, Germany might be on track for losing out in international competition. Because of PISA's overwhelming marketing presence, its results are a major political influence. The OECD…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
Morawski, Michael; Budke, Alexandra – Geography Teacher, 2017
Geography lessons center on a language-based product with socially relevant geographic content. The subject of geography in secondary schools in Germany faces three major challenges that make a stronger focus on language in the monolingual geography classroom necessary. First, more than 30 percent of German pupils in secondary schools have a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Bilingualism, Geography Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Kelly, Peter; Kotthoff, Hans-Georg – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2017
To consider how processes of education governance linking the work of international organisations and national and regional policy-making in two contrasting policy environments affect policy enactment in schools, differences in mathematics teaching between English and German secondary schools were analysed using Bernstein's account of pedagogic…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Comparative Education, Educational Policy
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Zapp, Mike; Powell, Justin J. W. – European Educational Research Journal, 2016
Over the past two decades, educational research in Germany has undergone unprecedented changes. Following large-scale assessments such as the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), and a political interest in evidence-based policy-making, quality assessment and…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Hermeneutics, Humanities, Foreign Countries
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Wegner, Claas; Issak, Nicole; Tesch, Katharina; Zehne, Carolin – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
The following article presents a concept of a science club which was developed by two master's students as a part of their thesis and which has been developed and improved ever since. The extra-curricular concept emphasises pupils' individuality through focusing on problem based leaning, station learning, and mixed age groups. Having joined the…
Descriptors: Clubs, Science Education, Scientific Concepts, Foreign Countries
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Wegner, Claas; Spintzyk, Katharina; Strehlke, Friederike; Minnaert, Lea; Gröben, Bernd – School Science Review, 2014
In 2000, the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) study was conducted by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). It is a worldwide study of 15-year-old students' performance in mathematics, science and reading skills. The study showed relatively poor results for German students' scientific literacy…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Biology, Physical Education, Teaching Methods
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Taskinen, Päivi H.; Schütte, Kerstin; Prenzel, Manfred – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2013
Many researchers consider a lacking interest in science and the students' belief that science is too demanding as major reasons why young people do not strive for science-related careers. In this article, we first delineated a theoretical framework to investigate the importance of interest, self-concept, and school factors regarding students'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Interests, Student Motivation, Science Careers
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Riess, Werner; Mischo, Christoph – International Journal of Science Education, 2010
This study's goal was to analyze various teaching approaches within the context of natural science lessons, especially in biology. The main focus of the paper lies on the effectiveness of different teaching methods in promoting systems thinking in the field of Education for Sustainable Development. The following methods were incorporated into the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Biology, Science Instruction