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Law, Nancy; Niederhauser, Dale S.; Christensen, Rhonda; Shear, Linda – Educational Technology & Society, 2016
In this paper we elaborate and extend the work of the EDUsummIT 2015 Thematic Working Group 7 (TWG7) by proposing a set of indicators on quality Technology-Enhanced Learning and Teaching (TEL&T). These indicators are intended as one component of a set of global indicators that could be used to monitor implementation of the Education 2030…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Teaching Methods, Outcomes of Education, Information Technology
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Kent, Laura B. – Journal of Education and Learning, 2014
This article explores the impact of students' thinking centered professional development on mathematics teaching and learning. Purposeful pedagogy and problem posing are examined as mechanisms by which teachers can potentially deepen students' understanding of mathematics. A classroom example comparing student generated strategies versus…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Comprehension, State Standards
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Lundahl, Lisbeth; Olson, Maria – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2013
Based on recent ethnographic research, this article explores young people's opportunities of formal and informal democracy learning and expressions of such learning in the highly market-influenced Swedish upper secondary education. With its ambitious democracy-fostering goals and far-reaching marketisation, Swedish education constitutes an…
Descriptors: Democracy, Foreign Countries, Ethnography, Marketing
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Sami, Fary – MathAMATYC Educator, 2012
During the last 20 years, there has been an increasing awareness that the U.S. is falling behind in its mathematics education of primary and secondary school students. For those who teach mathematics at the community college level, the deficiencies in mathematics education are painfully evident by the number of students requiring remedial math…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Community Colleges
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Martinez, Joseph G. R. – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2001
Describes a three-step process--exploring, inventing, and discovering--that helps students derive concepts actively from problem solving. (YDS)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Evaluation Methods, Lesson Plans, Mathematics Activities
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Taylor, P. Mark; Simms, Ken; Kim, Ok-Kyeong; Reys, Robert E. – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2001
Examines released metric items from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and the 3rd and 4th grade results. Recommends refocusing instruction on the metric system to improve student performance in measurement. (KHR)
Descriptors: Educational Status Comparison, Elementary Education, Mathematics Education, Measurement
Dunson, Marlies A. – 2000
Founded in 1985, the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) studies alternative approaches to education reform in order to determine how state and local policies can promote student learning. This issue of CPRE Policy Briefs focuses on the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). (ASK)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Education
Masini, Blase; Taylor, Judy – 2000
The Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) provides extensive comparisons of cross-national rankings in achievement as well as rich, descriptive analyses of the students, teachers, and schools participating in the study. In spite of the wealth of achievement and descriptive data available, the two are rarely linked in research.…
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Grade 8, Junior High Schools, Mathematics Achievement
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Papanastasiou, Constantinos – Studies in Educational Evaluation, 2000
This theme issue deals with internal and external factors that influence student achievement in the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). Internal factors are those related to the test material; external factors include socioeconomic level and educational background, school climate, language background, and students' attitudes…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Foreign Countries, International Studies, Mathematics Achievement
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Forgione, Pascal; Nohara, David; Welch, Christine; Salganik, Laura – Science Teacher, 2000
Describes the purpose of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and analyzes the results of the study. First published in 1999. (YDS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education
Schmidt, William H.; Houang, Richard T.; Wolfe, Richard G. – American School Board Journal, 1999
The precipitous decline of U.S. students' scores on the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) from 4th to 12th grade, compared with other nations, may be attributed to curriculum differences, not demography. The U.S. middle-school curriculum lacks focus and rigor and is highly repetitive. (MLH)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Achievement
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Tamir, Pinchas; Zuzovsky, Ruth – Studies in Educational Evaluation, 1999
Describes the achievement of Israeli fourth and eight graders on the performance assessment of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). The Israeli educational system has stressed practical tasks, and as expected, performance of Israeli students on the TIMSS performance assessment is quite high. (SLD)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Grade 4, Grade 8