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Forestier, Katherine; Crossley, Michael – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2015
This paper analyses how the impact of international student achievement studies and the recent economic crisis in Europe are influencing the development of educational policy transfer and borrowing, from East to West. This is contrasted with education reform movements in East Asia, which have long legacies of borrowing from so-called…
Descriptors: International Education, Educational Policy, Case Studies, Educational Change
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Noyes, Andrew – Research in Mathematics Education, 2012
The 2007 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Survey highlighted how attitudes to mathematics had declined sharply for students in many of the high attaining countries in the survey, England being no exception. There is a notable drop in positive attitudes to mathematics between 9 and 14, as well as a remarkable decline for 14 year olds…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Teaching Methods, Attitude Change, Educational Attitudes
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Aun, Toh Kok; Tiong, Ho Boon; Kum, Wan Yoke; Ang, Diana – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2004
The prospect of using internationally generated comparative data, augmented with practice patterns, to provide useful information from which countries can learn from each other, is gaining acceptance from the increasing popularity of such an approach (Stigler and Hiebert, 1999). Using the survey data from TIMSS we examine the beliefs of teachers…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Science Teachers