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OECD Publishing, 2018
While policy debate is often focused on the whole teaching profession, primary and secondary teachers differ in more ways than one. While all countries require teachers to have at least a bachelor degree to enter the profession in primary or lower secondary education, the structure and content of the programmes vary and are less geared towards…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Comparative Analysis, Educational Indicators
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2018
Basic education is essential if societies and economies are to thrive and become sustainable in challenging times. However, many people have never had an opportunity to benefit from education and many others leave the initial phase of education without attaining the level of proficiency in literacy and numeracy needed to participate fully in…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Adult Basic Education, Recognition (Achievement), Accreditation (Institutions)
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Cheng, Qiang; Hsu, Hsien-Yuan – Journal on Mathematics Education, 2017
Using Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2011 eighth-grade international dataset, this study explored the profiles of instructional practices reported by high- and low-performing mathematics teachers across the US, Finland, Korea, and Russia. Concepts of conceptual teaching and procedural teaching were used to frame the…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Tests, International Assessment
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Braeken, Johan; Blömeke, Sigrid – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2016
Using data from the international Teacher Education and Development Study: Learning to Teach Mathematics (TEDS-M), the measurement equivalence of teachers' beliefs across countries is investigated for the case of "mathematics-as-a fixed-ability". Measurement equivalence is a crucial topic in all international large-scale assessments and…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Bayesian Statistics, Test Bias, Teacher Education
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Stephens, Maria; Landeros, Katherine; Perkins, Robert; Tang, Judy H. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2016
The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2015 is the sixth administration of this international comparative study since 1995 when first administered. TIMSS is used to compare over time the mathematics and science knowledge and skills of fourth- and eighth-graders. TIMSS is designed to align broadly with mathematics and…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education
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Orkodashvili, Mariam – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
The paper attempts to investigate the influence of textbooks on the results of international assessments such as TIMSS [Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study] and PIRLS [Progress in International Reading Literacy Study]. It tries to consider the role and impact of school textbooks on PIRLS and TIMSS performance across countries. As…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Achievement
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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Stephens, Maria; Warren, Laura K.; Harner, Ariana L. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2015
The "Comparative Indicators of Education" report series has been published on a biennial basis since it began in 2002, although this year's is the first to expand its focus to the G-20 countries, having previously been focused on the G-8 countries. "Comparative Indicators of Education in the United States and Other G-20 Countries:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Indicators, Global Approach, International Assessment
Watkins, Ryan; Engel, Laura C.; Hastedt, Dirk – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2015
The rise of digital information and communication technologies (ICT) has made the acquisition of computer and information literacy (CIL) a leading factor in creating an engaged, informed, and employable citizenry. However, are young people, often described as "digital natives" or the "net generation," developing the necessary…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Information Technology, Influence of Technology, Computer Literacy
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Byun, Soo-yong; Henck, Adrienne; Post, David – Comparative Education Review, 2014
Most existing research indicates that working students perform more poorly than do full-time students on standardized achievement tests. However, we know there are wide international variations in this gap. This article shows that national and international contexts help to explain the gap in the academic performance between working and nonworking…
Descriptors: Student Employment, Academic Achievement, Middle School Students, Grade 8
Hanushek, Eric A.; Piopiunik, Marc; Wiederhold, Simon – Program on Education Policy and Governance, 2014
Differences in teacher quality are commonly cited as a key determinant of the huge international student performance gaps. However, convincing evidence on this relationship is still lacking, in part because it is unclear how to measure teacher quality consistently across countries. We use unique international assessment data to investigate the…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Thinking Skills, Academic Achievement, Teacher Influence
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Hubwieser, Peter; Armoni, Michal; Giannakos, Michail N.; Mittermeir, Roland T. – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2014
In view of the recent developments in many countries, for example, in the USA and in the UK, it appears that computer science education (CSE) in primary or secondary schools (K-12) has reached a significant turning point, shifting its focus from ICT-oriented to rigorous computer science concepts. The goal of this special issue is to offer a…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Case Studies, Foreign Countries
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 2013
With just a few materials, building a paper model of the International Space Station (ISS) can become an excellent group, troop, or class project. This publication contains a brief overview of the ISS, its parts, the science that occurs on board, instructions, and extensions for an interdisciplinary technology experience. Discover more about the…
Descriptors: Space Sciences, Space Exploration, Science Instruction, Simulation
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Blömeke, Sigrid; Suhl, Ute; Döhrmann, Martina – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2013
The "Teacher Education and Development Study in Mathematics" assessed the knowledge of primary and lower-secondary teachers at the end of their training. The large-scale assessment represented the common denominator of what constitutes mathematics content knowledge and mathematics pedagogical content knowledge in the 16 participating…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Education
Herman, Juliana; Post, Sasha; O'Halloran, Scott – Center for American Progress, 2013
Early childhood education and school readiness is essential to preparing children to succeed in an increasingly competitive global economy. Compared to other countries, however, the United States lags far behind on preschool, trailing a number of other countries in enrollment, investment, and quality. In February 2013, however, President Barack…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, School Readiness, Comparative Analysis, Preschool Education
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