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Bell, Courtney A.; Dobbelaer, Marjoleine J.; Klette, Kirsti; Visscher, Adrie – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2019
Observation systems are increasingly used around the world for a variety of purposes; 2 critical purposes are to understand and to improve teaching. As observation systems differ considerably, individuals must decide what observation system to use. But the field does not have a common specification of an observation system, nor does it have…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Instructional Improvement, Evaluation Methods, Systems Approach
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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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Jenkins, Edgar – Journal of Biological Education, 2016
When the "Journal of Biological Education" was first published in 1967, biology was still very much the Cinderella of the three school sciences in many countries. Most selective secondary school biology courses readily betrayed their origins as an unconvincing coalition of botany and zoology. In the non-selective secondary modern…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Biological Sciences, Science Education History, Science Education
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Law, Nancy; Niederhauser, Dale S.; Christensen, Rhonda; Shear, Linda – Educational Technology & Society, 2016
In this paper we elaborate and extend the work of the EDUsummIT 2015 Thematic Working Group 7 (TWG7) by proposing a set of indicators on quality Technology-Enhanced Learning and Teaching (TEL&T). These indicators are intended as one component of a set of global indicators that could be used to monitor implementation of the Education 2030…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Teaching Methods, Outcomes of Education, Information Technology
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Pokropek, Artur – Sociological Methods & Research, 2015
This article combines statistical and applied research perspective showing problems that might arise when measurement error in multilevel compositional effects analysis is ignored. This article focuses on data where independent variables are constructed measures. Simulation studies are conducted evaluating methods that could overcome the…
Descriptors: Error of Measurement, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Simulation, Evaluation Methods
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Mould, Kirsten – Primary Science, 2015
There are many transition points in the school life of a child, but the move from primary to secondary school is a particularly significant one. How can both the social and academic threads remain intact? In this article, Kristen Mould discusses the main issues relating to transition from primary to secondary science. She cites the primary factors…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Secondary School Science, Transitional Programs
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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Long, Caroline; Dunne, Tim; de Kock, Hendrik – Pythagoras, 2014
A challenge encountered when monitoring mathematics teaching and learning at high school is that taxonomies such as Bloom's, and variations of this work, are not entirely adequate for providing meaningful feedback to teachers beyond very general cognitive categories that are difficult to interpret. Challenges of this nature are also encountered in…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Achievement
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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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Papanastasiou, Constantinos – Studies in Educational Evaluation, 2000
This theme issue deals with internal and external factors that influence student achievement in the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). Internal factors are those related to the test material; external factors include socioeconomic level and educational background, school climate, language background, and students' attitudes…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Foreign Countries, International Studies, Mathematics Achievement
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Howie, S. J.; Marsh, T. A.; Allummoottil, J.; Glencross, M.; Deliwe, C.; Hughes, C. A. – Studies in Educational Evaluation, 2000
Explores mathematics results for seventh and eighth graders in South Africa on the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) test. Discusses reasons for South African students' relatively low performance by analyzing student background factors. Suggests research needs to study mathematics performance factors in more detail. (SLD)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Tests, Middle School Students
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Garden, Robert A. – Studies in Educational Evaluation, 1999
Describes the development of the performance assessment tasks of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study. The challenge was to produce tasks that would measure the achievement of curricular objectives while being sufficiently reliable to allow comparisons between countries and of groups within countries. (SLD)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, International Education
Baker, David P. – Phi Delta Kappan, 1997
So far, results from the massive Third International Mathematics and Science Study indicate that American students have not yet achieved national goal number 5--to be first in the world in math and science achievement by 2000. Although fourth graders' results were surprisingly stronger than eighth graders' scores, American students' overall…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Grade 12
Riley, Richard W. – Teaching Pre K-8, 1997
Describes findings of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), on which eighth-grade U.S. scores were above average in science and below average in mathematics. Concludes that teachers are vital to raising standards by analyzing teaching practices, reforming professional development programs, implementating new teaching…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Benchmarking, Competence, Educational Improvement