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Özkan, Metin; Balci, Suphi; Kayan, Selman; Is, Engin – International Education Studies, 2018
The objective of the study was to make a comparison among the two countries according to the level of sufficiency of educational resources and to determine the accuracy level at which variables related to educational resources can classify the schools on the basis of countries. Relational survey model was used. The sample group of the study was…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Educational Quality, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education
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Tayan, Bilal M. – International Education Studies, 2017
The King Abdullah Public Education Development Project or the "Tatweer" education reforms were created to improve the quality of teaching and learning in Saudi Arabia. It was a response to develop generations of Saudis who would contribute to the economic well-being of the nation. The Saudi Tatweer education reforms have been important…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Neoliberalism, Educational Policy
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Ioannidou, Olga; Georgiou, Despoina; Obersteiner, Andreas; Bas, Nilüfer Deniz; Mieslinger, Christine – International Education Studies, 2017
The results of international comparison studies such as the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) have initiated intense discussions about educational reforms in Germany. Although in-service and pre-service teachers are an essential part of such reforms, little is known about their attitudes towards PISA studies. The present study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, College Students
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Demir, Ergül – International Education Studies, 2016
Since 2003, Turkey regularly participates in PISA. According to the PISA 2012 results, 15-year-old students in Turkey performed below both OECD countries and participating countries. Defining the relations between students' characteristics and their scientific literacy skills is thought to provide deeper understanding for the nature of this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Adolescents, Scientific Literacy
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Wu, Yin – International Education Studies, 2016
This study intends to compare and contrast student and school factors that are associated with students' mathematics self-efficacy in the United States and China. Using hierarchical linear regressions to analyze the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012 data, this study compares math self-efficacy, achievement, and variables…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Self Efficacy, Mathematics Instruction, Socioeconomic Status
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Çil, Emine; Çepni, Salih – International Education Studies, 2014
International examination results have already influenced many countries to make radical reforms in education system. According to these results countries have been categorized as high, middle and low achievement in education. Turkey has also taken these results into consideration quite seriously and started to investigate to what extent there are…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Foreign Countries, Science Curriculum, Test Items
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Shera, Perparim – International Education Studies, 2014
The purpose of this paper is to examine the characteristics of Albanian secondary schools, which are associated with reading achievement and the effects of gender and socio-economic status on reading performance of 15-year-old students. This study used data on the background and achievement of 4,596 students in 181 Albanian schools from the 2009…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Reading Achievement, Gender Differences, Socioeconomic Influences
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Savasci, Havva Sebile; Tomul, Ekber – International Education Studies, 2013
The educational resources of schools play an important role in order to diminish the effect of socioeconomic features on academic achievement, and create equal opportunities for students. In this sense, it is highly crucial to investigate the relationship between the educational resources of schools and the academic achievement of students. This…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Geographic Location
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Shukakidze, Berika – International Education Studies, 2013
The work is based on PISA 2009 International Assessment Study. Two counties were selected: a developed country, Estonia and a developing country, Azerbaijan. The following Datum was used for statistical analysis: students average scores in reading (162 schools, 4 600 students from Azerbaijan; 17 schools, 4 923 students from Estonia). The work is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Reading Achievement, Developed Nations