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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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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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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