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De Backer, Fauve; Van Avermaet, Piet; Slembrouck, Stef – Language and Education, 2017
Across Europe we can observe the reinforcement of monolingual education policies, despite increasing multilingualism. Recent research has shown that the emphasis is on language proficiency in the socially dominant language. This is viewed as the key to educational success. The use of other languages or linguistic repertoires is not valued in…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Educational Policy, Language Proficiency, Monolingualism
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Buddeberg, Magdalena; Hornberg, Sabine – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
Modern societies are characterised by forms of acceleration, which influence social processes. Sociologist Hartmut Rosa has systematised temporal structures by focusing on three categories of social acceleration: technical acceleration, acceleration of social change, and acceleration of the pace of life. All three processes of acceleration are…
Descriptors: Time, Social Change, Technological Advancement, Life Style
Lyons, Douglas; Niblock, Andrew W. – Independent School, 2014
Independent schools are, for the most part, exempt from mandatory participation in standardized tests designed for state and federal comparisons, nor are they required to take part in comparative international assessments. The anxiety in the broader culture, however, is driving a growing interest among independent school parents (and prospective…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Educational Practices
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Heilbronner, Nancy N. – Global Education Review, 2014
Nancy N. Heilbronner, the associate dean for academic affairs at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York, lectures internationally on topics related to gifted and science education. In this article she writes that we have not fully come to terms with two influential factors that will likely impact future STEM outcomes across the planet: (1) changes…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Academic Achievement, Science Achievement, Correlation
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Usiskin, Zalman – Mathematics Teacher, 2012
Singapore students have scored exceedingly well on international tests in mathematics. In response, there has been a desire in the United States--both at the policy level and at the school level--to emulate Singapore. Because what can be identified most easily about Singapore's school mathematics can be gleaned from curriculum documents from the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Core Curriculum
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Sami, Fary – MathAMATYC Educator, 2012
During the last 20 years, there has been an increasing awareness that the U.S. is falling behind in its mathematics education of primary and secondary school students. For those who teach mathematics at the community college level, the deficiencies in mathematics education are painfully evident by the number of students requiring remedial math…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Community Colleges
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Greene, Jay P.; McGee, Josh B. – Education Next, 2012
American education has problems, almost everyone is willing to concede, but many think those problems are mostly concentrated in America's large urban school districts. In the elite suburbs, where wealthy and politically influential people tend to live, the schools are assumed to be world-class. Unfortunately, what everyone knows is wrong. Even…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Urban Schools, Suburban Schools, Public Schools
Oishi, Lindsay – District Administration, 2011
"Solve for x." While many people first encountered this enigmatic instruction in high school, the last 20 years have seen a strong push to get students to take algebra in eighth grade or even before. Today, concerns about the economy highlight a familiar worry: American eighth-graders trailed their peers in five Asian countries on the…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Algebra, Academic Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
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Bouhlila, Donia Smaali – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2011
Research on educational quality has been scarce in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, whereas the debates over educational quality date from 1966 in the USA with the Coleman Report. Fortunately TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) starts to fill this gap by providing data on students' achievement and for many…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Family Characteristics, Academic Achievement, Educational Quality
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Cole, Milton W.; Zembal-Saul, Carla – American Journal of Physics, 2002
Explains problems with student achievement in science education that have been present for a long time and are still appearing in recent studies such as the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). Introduces some collaborative activities to enhance elementary science education. (YDS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cooperation, Educational Change, Educational Improvement
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Wang, Jianjun – Educational Researcher, 2001
Examines student performance from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), explaining that the test score component of the TIMSS has some technical problems that should be considered when interpreting results and that TIMSS country rankings should not be accepted at face value. Other technical issues hinge on instrument…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Education
Duvall, Henry – Principal, 2001
Discusses five major obstacles facing urban school districts' efforts to provide students a world-class education: inadequate funding, large numbers of non-English-speaking students, wide gaps in academic achievement among student groups with various racial, ethnic, and language backgrounds, lack of stable leadership, and a shortage of teachers.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership
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Baumert, Jurgen; Koller, Olaf – European Education, 2000
Summarizes the most important results of two international studies, the Educational Careers and Psychosocial Development in Youth (ECPDY) and the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). Addresses the problems of measuring school achievement and determining social behavior and other attributes. (CMK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation
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House, J. Daniel – International Journal of Instructional Media, 2000
Describes a study that investigated the relationship between student self-beliefs and science achievement using data from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), and examined the generalizability of previous findings for students in a cross-cultural context. Results indicate self-beliefs were associated with higher science…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Correlation, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries
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Valverde, Gilbert A.; Schmidt, William H. – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2000
Explores expectations regarding about student performance in educational systems of high-achieving countries using data from the United States and 21 other high-achieving countries that participated in the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). Demonstrates that levels of standards relate to levels of student attainment in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Comparative Analysis, Curriculum
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