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Ünal, Ali – International Education Studies, 2019
The timing of children's start to school is the interest of researchers, policy-makers and especially parents. Researches on this issue have recently pointed to the concept of relative age effect (RAE). The purpose of this study is to determine the impact of RAE on mathematics achievement in Turkey. In order to accomplish this purpose, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Age Differences, Mathematics Achievement, School Entrance Age
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Sabrin, Mohammed – International Education Studies, 2018
This paper analyzed elementary teacher education (hereafter 'TED') programs in the top performing European (TIMSS) countries to help inform future elementary TED policy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Methodological emphasis revolved around how much emphasis should be placed on general content knowledge (GCK), as opposed to general pedagogical…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Comparative Education, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education
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Tayan, Bilal M. – International Education Studies, 2017
The King Abdullah Public Education Development Project or the "Tatweer" education reforms were created to improve the quality of teaching and learning in Saudi Arabia. It was a response to develop generations of Saudis who would contribute to the economic well-being of the nation. The Saudi Tatweer education reforms have been important…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Neoliberalism, Educational Policy
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Boulifa, Khalid; Kaaouachi, Abdelali – International Education Studies, 2015
This study concerns the assessment of the effects of Index of Principals' Perception of School Climate (PPSC), intimidation of students and gender in Moroccan public schools on student performance in science. The study focused on fourth grade students who participated in the TIMSS 2007. The objective of this study is to answer the following…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, School Safety, Principals, Administrator Attitudes
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Lessani, Abdolreza; Yunus, Aida Suraya Md; Tarmiz, Rohani Ahmad; Mahmud, Rosnaini – International Education Studies, 2014
The international comparison of students' mathematics knowledge and competencies is an effective method of evaluating students' mathematics performance and developing policies to improve their achievements in mathematics. Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) are among the most well-recognized international comparisons that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 8, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Curriculum
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Ibourk, Aomar – International Education Studies, 2013
Based on data from international surveys measuring learning (TIMSS), this article focuses on the analysis of the academic performance Moroccan students. The results of the econometric model show that the students' characteristics, their family environment and school context are key determinants of these performances. The study also shows that the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Economics, Academic Achievement, Student Characteristics
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Nguyen, Tristan; Pfleiderer, Mathias – International Education Studies, 2013
The PISA studies in recent years have disclosed fundamental problems in the educational and training systems of many countries. According to the studies, it seems that simply increasing the education expenditures per pupil regularly does not sufficiently achieve better pupil performances. This "input-oriented" policy does not have any…
Descriptors: School Policy, Comparative Education, Foreign Countries, Human Capital
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Hopland, Arnt O. – International Education Studies, 2013
This paper studies the link between school facilities (buildings and grounds) and student achievement in eight countries using data from the TIMSS 2003 database. The results indicate a negative relationship, but the estimated coefficients are mainly insignificant. Interestingly, the coefficients differ heavily across countries. Whereas there seem…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Facilities, School Buildings, Academic Achievement
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Wang, Jianjun – International Education Studies, 2012
Cross-cultural changes were accompanied by the sovereignty transition of Hong Kong during the TIMSS data collection, which triggered migration of intellectual families between Hong Kong and other places. To enhance comparability of the urban setting, this investigation focuses on Singapore and Hong Kong for having similar Chinese majority and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Science Achievement, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis
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Ismail, Noor Azina; Awang, Halimah – International Education Studies, 2009
Malaysia was ranked 16th and 10th in mathematics based on the Trends in Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) in 1999 and 2003, respectively while its neighbor, Singapore, used to be a part of Malaysia until 1965, was ranked first in both years. Hence, it is the aim of this study to investigate what makes Singaporean students better in mathematics…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Achievement, Student Characteristics, Teacher Characteristics