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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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Oon, Pey Tee; Subramaniam, R. – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
We report here on a comparative study of middle school students' attitudes towards science involving three countries: England, Singapore and the U.S.A. Complete attitudinal data sets from TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) 2011 were used, thus giving a very large sample size (N = 20,246), compared to other studies in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes
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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
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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
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Xin, Yan Ping – Journal of Educational Research, 2007
The author examined the potential influence of learning opportunities provided in 1 U.S. and 1 Chinese mathematics textbook series on students' problem-solving performance. Also, the author studied learning opportunities provided in the textbooks by analyzing word problem distribution across various problem types, as well as the potential…
Descriptors: Textbook Content, Word Problems (Mathematics), Mathematics Achievement, Problem Solving