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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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Blackley, Susan; Howell, Jennifer – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
Since its inception in the late 1990s, STEM has continued to attract attention and sizeable funding in the US, UK, and Australia. This paper narrates the development of the STEM movement both nationally and internationally, and analyses both the influences that have progressed its evolution and those that have stymied authentic STEM practices. The…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Educational History, Program Development, Comparative Education
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
Foy, Pierre, Ed.; Arora, Alka, Ed.; Stanco, Gabrielle M., Ed. – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2013
This supplement describes national adaptations made to the international version of the TIMSS 2011 background questionnaires. This information provides users with a guide to evaluate the availability of internationally comparable data for use in secondary analyses involving the TIMSS 2011 background variables. Background questionnaire adaptations…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Technology Transfer, Adoption (Ideas), Media Adaptation
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Weaving, Harriet; Whitehouse, Gillian – School Science Review, 2013
Analysis of international surveys on measured performance by students at various levels is often used by the media to indicate that education in Britain is not as good as it should be. However, this article (which is confined to science in England) shows that, although England might not win the league, it is certainly a dependable member of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Science Education, Surveys
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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
Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (NJ1), 2008
In 1999, Ministers responsible for school education agreed to the new set of "National Goals for Schooling in the Twenty-First Century," with the aim of providing high quality schooling in Australia which would secure for students the necessary knowledge, understanding, skills and values for a productive and rewarding life. As a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Measurement, Outcomes of Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (NJ1), 2007
In 1999, Ministers responsible for school education agreed to the new set of "National Goals for Schooling in the Twenty-First Century," with the aim of providing high quality schooling in Australia which would secure for students the necessary knowledge, understanding, skills and values for a productive and rewarding life. As a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Measurement, Outcomes of Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (NJ1), 2006
In 1999 Ministers responsible for school education agreed to the new set of "National Goals for Schooling in the Twenty-First Century," with the aim of providing high quality schooling in Australia which would secure for students the necessary knowledge, understanding, skills and values for a productive and rewarding life. As a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Program Descriptions, Program Development
Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (NJ1), 2005
In 1999 Ministers responsible for school education agreed to the new set of "National Goals for Schooling in the Twenty-First Century," with the aim of providing high quality schooling in Australia which would secure for students the necessary knowledge, understanding, skills and values for a productive and rewarding life. As a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Measurement, Outcomes of Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Raghavan, Kalyani; Cohen-Regev, Shira; Strobel, Shelley A. – School Science and Mathematics, 2001
Describes the results of a curriculum-aligned assessment comprising selected items from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMMS). The assessment was administered to fifth grade students involved in a local systemic change project to address questions such as, How does the performance of students involved in the project compare…
Descriptors: Achievement, Comparative Education, Elementary Education, Evaluation
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
Klein, David – American School Board Journal, 2000
The author and many illustrious co-signers sent an open letter to the U.S. Department of Education protesting a report designating 10 "exemplary" or "promising" math programs. The programs over-emphasize data analysis and statistics, de-emphasize arithmetic and algebra, and advocate early calculator use, which can undermine…
Descriptors: Algorithms, Calculators, Comparative Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Stevenson, Harold; Lee, Shin-Ying; Nerison-Low, Roberta – 1998
This document summarizes the findings of a year-long study that used case studies of specific schools in Japan to collect qualitative data on the Japanese educational experience. From 1994-95 the Case Study Project (a component of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study) collected information from interviews with students, parents,…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Academic Standards, Adolescents, Case Studies
Schmidt, William H.; Houang, Richard T.; Wolfe, Richard G. – American School Board Journal, 1999
The precipitous decline of U.S. students' scores on the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) from 4th to 12th grade, compared with other nations, may be attributed to curriculum differences, not demography. The U.S. middle-school curriculum lacks focus and rigor and is highly repetitive. (MLH)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Achievement
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