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Bracey, Gerald W. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2003
Describes five types of curriculum differentiation identified in tracking research based on analysis of case study databases of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study. Case studies include interviews with educators, parents, and students in Germany, Japan, and the United States. Compares parental influence on student tracking…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
Callahan, Carolyn M.; Tomlinson, Carol Ann; Reis, Sally N.; Kaplan, Sandra N. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2000
Discusses possible reasons for U.S. gifted students' underachievement on the Third International Mathematics and Science Study. Homework, class time, and television viewing are similar elsewhere. Previous learning, negative reform effects, middle-school practices, nonrigorous coursework, curriculum deficiencies, and stress on potential over…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Achievement Tests, Advanced Placement, Comparative 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