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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
Phillips, Gary W. – American Institutes for Research, 2014
This report uses international benchmarking as a common metric to examine and compare what students are expected to learn in some states with what students are expected to learn in other states. The performance standards in each state were compared with the international benchmarks used in two international assessments, and it was assumed that…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, Benchmarking, Comparative Analysis
Florida Department of Education, 2014
This Annual Measurable Objective (AMO) is designed to keep Florida moving forward toward national and international competitiveness. Florida will compare its National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) scores to those of the top five states and its Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), Progress in International…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), National Competency Tests, International Assessment, Foreign Countries
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Arshad, Mohd Nahar Mohd – Global Education Review, 2014
The purpose of this study is to investigate the level of technical efficiency of secondary education in 16 selected Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) countries (including West Bank and Gaza). Educational efficiency has become an important issue given many countries' pressing levels of public deficit and debt. Since the educational sector…
Descriptors: Efficiency, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Secondary School Students
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Monyooe, Lebusa; Tjatji, Martin; Mosese, Eulenda – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2014
This article argues that the exponential increases in the Grade 12 (Matriculation) passes post 1994 do not necessarily translate to quality because of the low performance norms and standards set for passing Grade 12. It further calls for a serious reflection and interrogation of existing policies on performance, benchmarks, teacher education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Admission (School), Secondary School Students, Grade 12
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Andrews, Paul; Ryve, Andreas; Hemmi, Kirsti; Sayers, Judy – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2014
Finnish students' success on all three content domains of each of the four cycles of the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) has created much international interest. It has also prompted Finnish academics to offer systemic explanations typically linked to the structural qualities of Finnish schooling and teacher education.…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Interviews
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Bodovski, Katerina; Kotok, Stephen; Henck, Adrienne – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2014
Although communist ideology claimed to destroy former class stratification based on labour market capitalist relationships, "de facto" during socialism one social class hierarchy was substituted for another that was equally unequal. The economic transition during the 1990s increased stratification by wealth, which affected educational…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Political Attitudes, Ideology, Social Stratification
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Fadzil, Hidayah Mohd; Saat, Rohaida Mohd – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2014
The lack of exposure to practical work in primary schools leads to incompetency in manipulative skills and students may carry this problem with them to secondary school. To address this issues, an in-depth qualitative study was conducted during transition from primary to secondary school. The research involved 10 primary school students (grade 6)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, STEM Education, Qualitative Research, Elementary School Students
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Meng, Chew Cheng; Idris, Noraini; Eu, Leong Kwan – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2014
The problems of the decreasing enrolment of science students at secondary school level as well as the lagging science and mathematics achievement and literacy of Malaysian secondary students in international assessment studies point to a serious challenge for the government to improve Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, STEM Education, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes
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Mohammadpour, Ebrahim; Abdul Ghafar, Mohamed Najib – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2014
Achievement in mathematics of eighth-grade students is modeled as a function of within-school, between-school and cross-country differences. The data were obtained from 217,728 students, within 7,216 secondary schools, in 48 countries, who participated in the 2007 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study. Multilevel analysis showed…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Grade 8, Cross Cultural Studies, Secondary School Students
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De Witte, Kristof; Van Klaveren, Chris – Education Economics, 2014
This paper examines which configuration of teaching activities maximizes student performance. For this purpose a nonparametric efficiency model is formulated that accounts for (1) self-selection of students and teachers in better schools and (2) complementary teaching activities. The analysis distinguishes both individual teaching (i.e., a…
Descriptors: Nonparametric Statistics, Models, Teaching Styles, Individualized Instruction
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Kena, Grace; Aud, Susan; Johnson, Frank; Wang, Xiaolei; Zhang, Jijun; Rathbun, Amy; Wilkinson-Flicker, Sidney; Kristapovich, Paul – National Center for Education Statistics, 2014
To help inform policymakers and the public about the progress of education in the United States, Congress has mandated that the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) produce an annual report, "The Condition of Education." This year's report presents 42 indicators on important topics and trends in U.S. education. These…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Trend Analysis, Educational Attainment, Student Characteristics
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Andon, Anabelle; Thompson, Christopher G.; Becker, Betsy J. – Large-scale Assessments in Education, 2014
Background: While existing evidence strongly suggests that immigrant students underperform relative to their native counterparts on measures of mathematics, science, and reading, country-level analyses assessing the homogeneity of the immigrant achievement gap across different factors have not been systematically conducted. Beyond finding a…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, International Assessment
Mullis, Ina V. S., Ed.; Martin, Michael O., Ed. – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2014
The "TIMSS Advanced 2015 Assessment Frameworks" provides the foundation for the two international assessments to take place as part of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement's TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) Advanced 2015--Advanced Mathematics and Physics. Chapter 1 (Liv…
Descriptors: International Programs, Testing Programs, Mathematics Tests, Science Tests
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West, Kazuko Ito – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2013
What would be one of the most sensible ways for a country to invest to achieve maximal economic growth? A recent study (Chetty, Friedman, & Rockoff, 2011) by economists at Harvard and Columbia Universities shows that better teacher quality results in significantly higher students' lifetime earnings. And investing in public school teachers…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Public Schools, Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness
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