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Smith, Cathy; Morgan, Candia – Curriculum Journal, 2016
A common claim about mathematics education is that it should equip students to use mathematics in the "real world". In this paper, we examine how relationships between mathematics education and the real world are materialised in the curriculum across a sample of eleven jurisdictions. In particular, we address the orientation of the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Curriculum, High Stakes Tests, Problem Solving
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Braeken, Johan; Blömeke, Sigrid – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2016
Using data from the international Teacher Education and Development Study: Learning to Teach Mathematics (TEDS-M), the measurement equivalence of teachers' beliefs across countries is investigated for the case of "mathematics-as-a fixed-ability". Measurement equivalence is a crucial topic in all international large-scale assessments and…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Bayesian Statistics, Test Bias, Teacher Education
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Martin, Andrew J.; Yu, Kai; Papworth, Brad; Ginns, Paul; Collie, Rebecca J. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2015
This study explored motivation and engagement among North American (the United States and Canada; n = 1,540), U.K. (n = 1,558), Australian (n = 2,283), and Chinese (n = 3,753) secondary school students. Motivation and engagement were assessed via students' responses to the Motivation and Engagement Scale-High School (MES-HS). Confirmatory factor…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Motivation, Learner Engagement, Secondary School Students
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Rasmussen, Jens; Bayer, Martin – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2014
This article presents the results of a comparative study of the content in selected teacher education programmes for primary and lower secondary teachers in Canada, Denmark, Finland and Singapore. First and foremost, the study is a comparison between teacher education programmes in, on the one hand, Canada, Finland and Singapore, all of which…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Teacher Education Programs, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers
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Huang, Min-Hsiung – Comparative Education Review, 2013
As more primary and secondary students worldwide seek after-school tutoring in academic subjects, concerns are being raised about whether after-school tutoring can raise average test scores without widening the variability in student performance, and whether students of certain ability levels may benefit more than others from after-school…
Descriptors: After School Education, Tutoring, Student Participation, Mathematics Education