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Ghasemi, Ehsan; Burley, Hansel; Safadel, Parviz – New Waves-Educational Research and Development Journal, 2019
Women's underrepresentation in mathematics-related careers continues to concern policymakers, economists, and educators. This study addressed the issue by examining data from two international databases, namely IEA's "Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study 2015," and the World Economic Forum's "Global Gender Gap…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Mathematics Achievement, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
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Koyuncu, Mahmut Sami; Erdemir, Aysenur – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2019
The aim of the study is to compare TIMSS 2011 proficiency levels with the proficiency levels defined by the researchers using cluster analysis for Turkey, Korean, Norway, and Morocco in 4th and 8 th grades in the fields of science and mathematics. Therefore, it is tried to be reached that these cut-off scores for each country can serve the…
Descriptors: Cutting Scores, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Havik, Trude – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2017
This study investigated bullying victims' perceptions of their teachers' support and monitoring when controlling for level of mental health problems, peer relationships, gender, and grade level. Given the nested structure of the data, multilevel analyses were employed to examine these associations. The quality of classroom interaction is highly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bullying, Victims, Student Attitudes
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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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Burner, Tony; Biseth, Heidi – SAGE Open, 2016
This article investigates an innovative approach that has as its aim to ensure that more students complete secondary education. The national program, called "Competence for Diversity," puts emphasis on children with minority language background, that is, children with another first language(s) than the Norwegian national languages. In…
Descriptors: Instructional Innovation, Teaching Methods, Language Minorities, National Programs
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Hopfenbeck, Therese N.; Flórez Petour, María Teresa; Tolo, Astrid – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2015
This study investigates how different stakeholders in Norway experienced a government-initiated, large-scale policy implementation programme on "Assessment for Learning" ("AfL"). Data were collected through 58 interviews with stakeholders in charge of the policy; Ministers of Education and members of the Directorate of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Educational Assessment
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Ramberg, Magnus R. – International Education Studies, 2014
Educational change initiatives, whether they involve the implementation of new policies or curriculum reforms, often fail to reach the level of teachers' classroom practices. In the search for explanations, numerous studies have either characterized teachers as resistant to change or focused on how schools' workplace conditions have failed to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, National Curriculum, Teaching Conditions
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Oterkiil, Constance; Ertesvåg, Sigrun K. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2014
This article describes the development and validation of a measure for transformational and transactional leadership that may be used as part of a more comprehensive instrument to measure a school's capacity to implement school-based interventions. Data used for this study were gathered from the reports of 1144 teachers from 45 Norwegian schools…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transformational Leadership, Intervention, Measures (Individuals)
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Nutti, Ylva Jannok – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2013
The goal of Indigenous education is that it should be approached on the basis of the Indigenous language and culture; this is also the case with Sami education. The Sami School Board has stated that all teaching in Sami schools should be culturally based, despite the fact that Sami culture-based teaching is not specifically defined. Therefore,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Boards of Education, Teacher Role, Mathematics Activities
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Aesaert, Koen; Vanderlinde, Ruben; Tondeur, Jo; van Braak, Johan – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2013
The purpose of this study is to analyze the content features of educational technology curricula for primary education developed by national governments. A qualitative cross-case document analysis of the national educational technology curriculum of Norway, Flanders and England was conducted. The analysis focuses on the underlying visions,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Content Analysis, Qualitative Research, Comparative Analysis
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Mangen, Anne; Walgermo, Bente R.; Bronnick, Kolbjorn – International Journal of Educational Research, 2013
Objective: To explore effects of the technological interface on reading comprehension in a Norwegian school context. Participants: 72 tenth graders from two different primary schools in Norway. Method: The students were randomized into two groups, where the first group read two texts (1400-2000 words) in print, and the other group read the same…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension, Multiple Regression Analysis, Elementary School Students
Martin, Michael O., Ed.; Mullis, Ina V. S., Ed. – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2013
TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) is an international assessment of mathematics and science at the fourth and eighth grades that has been conducted every four years since 1995, with the most recent assessment in 2011. PIRLS (Progress in International Reading Literacy Study) is an international assessment of reading…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement, Grade 4
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Huang, Min-Hsiung – Comparative Education Review, 2013
As more primary and secondary students worldwide seek after-school tutoring in academic subjects, concerns are being raised about whether after-school tutoring can raise average test scores without widening the variability in student performance, and whether students of certain ability levels may benefit more than others from after-school…
Descriptors: After School Education, Tutoring, Student Participation, Mathematics Education
Tatto, Maria Teresa; Peck, Ray; Schwille, John; Bankov, Kiril; Senk, Sharon L.; Rodriguez, Michael; Ingvarson, Lawrence; Reckase, Mark; Rowley, Glenn – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2012
The Teacher Education Study in Mathematics (TEDS-M) 2008 is the first cross-national study to provide data on the knowledge that future primary and lower-secondary school teachers acquire during their mathematics teacher education. It is also the first major study to examine variations in the nature and influence of teacher education programs…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
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Askeland, Margit – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2012
The main purpose of the present study was to examine the long-term effects of a previous quasi-experiment that used inner speech as a tool to promote appropriate strategies in multiplication. Results one year after the intervention were published by Ostad and Askeland. This is a follow-up study. The 50-week intervention program was conducted in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inner Speech (Subvocal), Intervention, Grade 7
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