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Alkhateeb, Mohammad Ahmad – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The aim of this study was to investigate the extent of embodying thinking levels in the eighth-grade textbook and teachers' classroom questions and exams. Five teachers who teach eighth grade were chosen from schools that obtained the highest and lowest TIMSS results in Zarqa City, Jordan. Textbook content analysis, teachers' classroom observation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 8, Textbooks, Textbook Content
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Alexander, Curby; Knezek, Gerald; Christensen, Rhonda; Tyler-Wood, Tandra – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2019
Declining academic achievement across U.S. schools, particularly in mathematics and science, has prompted several initiatives to increase the quality of teaching in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The National Science Foundation initiated the Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program in…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, STEM Education, Teaching Methods
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Elliott, John – European Journal of Education, 2019
This article addresses the conceptual question "what is lesson study?" as an issue that arises in the context of the globalisation of lesson study as a method for improving teaching and learning beyond its presumed origins in the Japanese education system. To what extent can adaptations of the method in different national settings be…
Descriptors: Instructional Improvement, Teaching Methods, Lesson Plans, Comparative Education
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Armah, Robert Benjamin; Cofie, Primrose Otokonor; Okpoti, Christopher Adjei – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2018
This study investigated the effect of van Hiele Phase-based Instruction (VHPI) on Ghanaian Pre-service Teachers' (PTs') geometric thinking in terms of the van Hiele Levels. A pre-test post-test quasi-experimental design was employed. There were 75 PTs each in the experimental group and the control group. Van Hiele Geometry Test (VHGT) was…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Geometric Concepts, Geometry, Pretests Posttests
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Kousa, P.; Kavonius, R.; Aksela, M. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2018
The aims of this study were to determine low-achieving students' attitudes towards chemistry and how the attitudes differ within a low achieving group. The most preferred teaching methods were also defined. Empirical data (n = 2949) were collected by stratified sampling from fifteen-year-old Finnish lower-secondary school students as part of a…
Descriptors: Low Achievement, Student Attitudes, Chemistry, Science Instruction
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Sabrin, Mohammed – International Education Studies, 2018
This paper analyzed elementary teacher education (hereafter 'TED') programs in the top performing European (TIMSS) countries to help inform future elementary TED policy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Methodological emphasis revolved around how much emphasis should be placed on general content knowledge (GCK), as opposed to general pedagogical…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Comparative Education, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education
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Peters-Burton, Erin E.; Johnson, Todd – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2018
In an attempt to broaden participation in STEM, a new type of high school is emerging, high schools which include a focus on engineering, have few or no academic admission criteria, and actively involve students of all levels of ability, known as Inclusive STEM High Schools (ISHSs). One aspect of successful ISHSs includes the intentional and…
Descriptors: STEM Education, High Schools, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education
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Ayieko, Rachel Angela – Global Education Review, 2018
The article provides a report on the comparison of Opportunities to Learn algebra and eighth grade students' algebra achievement in three countries: Botswana, Singapore and the United States. The study used student and teacher data from the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (2011 and 2015). By using a multilevel regression…
Descriptors: Correlation, Algebra, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Education
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Korbel, Václav; Paulus, Michal – Education Economics, 2018
Recent studies emphasize the importance of socio-emotional skills, but little is known about how everyday classroom practices impact development of these skills. Using data from the Czech Republic, we show that modern practices such as working in small groups improve these skills. Intrinsic motivation and self-confidence are particularly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Competence, Emotional Intelligence, Teaching Methods
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Chang, Benjamin "Benji"; McLaren, Peter – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
From the Americas to Asia, neoliberal policy restructuring continues to present major challenges to educational equity. In Hong Kong, teacher educators grapple with training students in pedagogy they believe in, versus the daily status quo of high-stakes exam prep, privatized "shadow education," and a system seemingly pushed to the brink…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Critical Theory, Teaching Methods, Neoliberalism
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Kim, Yoonjeon – Teachers College Record, 2018
Background/Context: East Asian schools receive much attention for the comparatively high achievement of their students. To account for this success, scholars and commentators advance broad claims about the rote character of instruction or the complexity of classroom practice, typically generalizing to an entire nation. Yet little is known about…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Achievement
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Liou, Pey-Yan; Ho, Hsin-Ning Jessie – Research Papers in Education, 2018
The purpose of this study is to examine students' perceptions of instructional practices in the classroom, and to further investigate the relationships among instructional practices, motivational beliefs and science achievement. Hierarchical linear modelling was utilised to examine the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study 2007…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Achievement, Self Concept, Correlation
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Gao, Su; Wang, Jian; Zhong, Zhiyong – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
The Chinese government has implemented centralised science curriculum standards to change science teaching from a didactic to inquiry-based approach to support all students in acquiring science literacy. Framed through theoretical perspectives of inquiry-based instruction and cultural pedagogy, this study examined the influence and impact of these…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Academic Achievement, Standards, Science Curriculum
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Al Shabibi, Al Shabibi; Silvennoinen, Heikki – Athens Journal of Education, 2018
On international comparisons, the development of Oman's education system in terms of the increase in educational enrolment rates and in the level of teacher qualifications has been remarkably rapid. Almost 100% access to basic education has been achieved, and almost all students progress onto post-basic education. A report from the World Bank in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Barriers, Low Achievement
Rožman, Mojca; Klieme, Eckhard – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2017
The International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement's (IEA's) Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) can reveal a great deal about national teaching cultures and policies. Changes in instructional practices over more than a decade may be studied from a cross-cultural perspective. Using teacher and…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Educational Change, Educational Practices
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