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Kim, Yoonjeon – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2019
The "world culture" framework posits a convergence in the organisation of education across the world. On the other hand, scholars observing teaching practices inside classrooms find significant variation among nations and regions of the world. This study examined the global change patterns of classroom practices at the between- and…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Comparative Education, Classroom Techniques, Educational Practices
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Hiebert, James; Stigler, James W. – Educational Researcher, 2017
We examine the distinction between teaching and teachers as it relates to instructional improvement. Drawing from work outside of education on improvement systems and from analyzing the Japanese system of lesson study, we contend that a focus on teaching can shape a coordinated system for improvement whereas a focus on teachers, common in the…
Descriptors: Instructional Improvement, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Lesson Plans
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Corey, Douglas Lyman; Lemon, Travis; Gilbert, Edward; Ninomiya, Hiroyuki – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2016
With international exams (PISA and TIMSS) producing results every three or four years, there is near continual talk of East Asian dominance in mathematics education. Beyond the reporting of scores, some studies have compared mathematics teaching in these countries with U.S. instruction. However, researchers are not (usually) grade school math…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers
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Furuto, Linda H. L. – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2014
This study comes at an opportune moment for Japanese and U.S. educators, policymakers, and researchers given the trends of global policy and equity-based reform. Discussions of academic achievement in both societies allows us to examine mathematics education as a public good versus private commodity in order to best serve the needs of students.…
Descriptors: Privatization, Mathematics Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Qualitative Research
Roth, Kathleen; Givvin, Karen B. – Principal Leadership, 2008
Media headlines often announce that U.S. students do not shine in international comparisons in mathematics and science, but seldom does any one focus on the specifics of how instruction differs among countries and how U.S. educators can alter their practices to improve student achievement. Examining key findings from the Third International…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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House, J. Daniel; Telese, James A. – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2008
Algebra knowledge is a critical part of middle-school mathematics achievement, and success in algebra is necessary for taking higher level mathematics courses and leads to higher scores on standardized tests. The purpose of this study was to simultaneously examine relationships between mathematics beliefs, classroom instructional strategies, and…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Mathematics Achievement, Standardized Tests, Academic Achievement