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Lee, Gang; Kim, Yanghee – Journal of International Education Research, 2016
To identify ways that national culture, school characteristics, and individual attributes impact the victimization of students in Grade 8, data from the United States and three East Asian countries (i.e., Japan, S. Korea, and Taiwan) were compared using the 2011 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and Hierarchical Liner…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Mathematics Tests, Mathematics Achievement
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Bellibas, Mehmet Sukru; Gumus, Emine – Cogent Education, 2016
Professional development for teachers has been a substantial issue in contemporary educational research and policy. Yet, opportunities for professional development activities have been very limited in Turkey. In this study, we examined Turkish teachers' involvement in professional development activities by comparing their participation with the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education
Erberber, Ebru; Stephens, Maria; Mamedova, Saida; Ferguson, Sharlyn; Kroeger, Teresa – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2015
Academically resilient students are those students who are academically successful, despite coming from the socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds that have typically predicted poorer educational outcomes. These students are an important group to study because if policymakers can understand what factors may have contributed to their…
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Academic Achievement, Resilience (Psychology), Disadvantaged Youth
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Chow, Joseph Kui Foon; Kennedy, Kerry J. – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2015
Researchers in comparative education have suggested different ways in which their field of study can be enhanced by considering units of analysis at different levels rather than focusing on a single level such as the nation-state (Bray and Thomas, 1995; Torney-Purta and Barber, 2011). The study reported here seeks to contribute to this area of…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Student Attitudes, Comparative Analysis, Intention
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Chow, Kui Foon; Kennedy, Kerry John – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2014
International large-scale assessments are now part of the educational landscape in many countries and often feed into major policy decisions. Yet, such assessments also provide data sets for secondary analysis that can address key issues of concern to educators and policymakers alike. Traditionally, such secondary analyses have been based on a…
Descriptors: Measurement, Data Analysis, Educational Assessment, Multivariate Analysis
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Asamsama, Octaviana Hemmy; Huang, Leesa; Nelson, R. Brett; Chen, Cin-Ru; Huang, Lily; Kwon, Kyongboon; Kodama, Naoko – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2014
Relative to positive psychology, a focus on increasing psychological well-being has been recently supported. Positive psychology is the study of influences and processes that contribute to the successful and optimal functioning of individuals. Nurturing and encouraging wellness competencies creates a buffer against mental illness and fosters…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Mental Health, Wellness
Patnam, Venkata Subbaiah – ProQuest LLC, 2013
A purpose of this study was to explore the inter-relations among eighth grade mathematics student achievements in the content domains of "Number, Algebra, Geometry, and Data & Chance" and the cognitive domains of "Knowing, Applying, and Reasoning," in the context of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Grade 8
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Baird, Katherine – Education Economics, 2012
This paper investigates achievement gaps between low and high socioeconomic students in 19 high-income countries. On average, math scores of students with indicators of high socioeconomic status (SES) are over one standard deviation above those with low SES indicators. The paper estimates the extent to which these achievement gaps can be…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Achievement Gap, Socioeconomic Status, Educational Resources
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Huang, Yueh-Chun; Yang, Cheng-Cheng; Wu, Huan-Hung – International Education Studies, 2012
In 2008, OECD released one multi-national report about one important survey of its twenty-two member countries, the title of this report is "Improving School Leadership: Volume 1 Policy and Practice". This report analyzed one specific common trend of its members, which is the "unique gender divide among school principals and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Principals, Teachers