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Cooney, Thomas J. – Education Statistics Quarterly, 2003
The report on the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) Video Study of mathematics teaching demonstrates the complexity of teaching as it provides lessons about conservatism and the role of reform in mathematics teaching. (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Foreign Countries, Grade 8, Junior High School Students
Silver, Edward A. – Education Statistics Quarterly, 2003
The information in "Teaching Mathematics in Seven Countries" will be useful to researchers and designers of educational interventions. For particular interest is that no single method of mathematics instruction was observed in all the high-performing countries. (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Foreign Countries, Grade 8, Junior High School Students
Hiebert, James; Gallimore, Ronald; Garnier, Helen; Givvin, Karen Bogard; Hollingsworth, Hilary; Jacobs, Jennifer; Chui, Angel Miu-Ying; Wearne, Diana; Smith, Margaret; Kersting, Nicole; Manaster, Alfred; Tseng, Ellen; Etterback, Wallace; Manaster, Carl; Gonzales, Patrick; Stigler, James – Education Statistics Quarterly, 2003
Presents results from the mathematics portion of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 1999 Video study, which examined classroom teaching practices in eighth-grade mathematics and science in seven countries. Identifies some general features among the countries, but discernible variation in teaching methods and topics…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Foreign Countries, Grade 8, Junior High School Students
Education Statistics Quarterly, 2001
The "Education Statistics Quarterly" gives a comprehensive overview of work done across all parts of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Each issue contains short publications, summaries, and descriptions that cover all NCES publications, data products and funding opportunities developed over a 3-month period. Each issue…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment
Cozzens, Margaret B.; Fuhrman, Susan H. – Education Statistics Quarterly, 2001
Reviewing the results of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study-Repeat (TIMSS-R) shows that U.S. eighth graders are about average in mathematics and science when compared to students in other countries. The primary lesson from the TIMSS-R is that children learn what they are taught. (SLD)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Foreign Countries, Grade 8, International Education
Baker, David P. – Education Statistics Quarterly, 2001
Discusses the strengths of the Third International Mathematics Study (TIMSS) and the TIMSS--Repeat (TIMSS-R) and considers the impact of this impressive achievement in international cooperation that will enhance the level of information about schooling in the United States and elsewhere. (SLD)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Foreign Countries, International Education, International Studies
Williams, Trevor; Levine, Dan; Jocelyn, Leslie; Butler, Patricia; Haynes, Jacqueline; Heid, Camilla – Education Statistics Quarterly, 2000
Analyzes data on eighth-grade mathematics and science achievement from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) , with an emphasis on the international standing of the United States. Examines overall U.S. student achievement, the achievement of U.S. subpopulations, and the instructional practices of U.S. teachers. (Author/SLD)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Ethnicity, Grade 8, International Education
Gonzales, Patrick; Calsyn, Christopher; Jocelyn, Leslie; Mak, Kitty; Kastberg, David; Arafeh, Sousan; Williams, Trevor; Tsen, Winnie – Education Statistics Quarterly, 2001
Reports initial findings from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study--Repeat (TIMSS-R). Includes the performance of U.S. eighth-grade students relative to students in other nations in 1999, as well as changes in achievement in participating nations between 1995 and 1999. (Author)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Foreign Countries, Grade 8, International Education
Stigler, James W.; Gonzales, Patrick; Kawanaka, Takako; Knoll, Steffen; Serrano, Ana – Education Statistics Quarterly, 1999
Describes the methods and preliminary findings of the Videotape Classroom Study, a video survey of eighth-grade mathematics lessons in Germany, Japan, and the United States. Part of the Third International Mathematics and Science study, this research project is the first study of videotaped records from national probability samples. (SLD)
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Comparative Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries