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Elliott, John – European Journal of Education, 2019
This article addresses the conceptual question "what is lesson study?" as an issue that arises in the context of the globalisation of lesson study as a method for improving teaching and learning beyond its presumed origins in the Japanese education system. To what extent can adaptations of the method in different national settings be…
Descriptors: Instructional Improvement, Teaching Methods, Lesson Plans, Comparative 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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Tsai, Tsung-Lung; Li, Hui-Chuan – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2017
Over the past few decades, researchers, policy makers, educators and the general public, who have an interest in mathematics education in different countries, pay a great deal of attention to the results from international comparative studies. Of great interest to the international studies is the results of Eastern students consistently achieving…
Descriptors: International Studies, Comparative Analysis, Mathematics Education, Outcomes of Education
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Platas, Linda M.; Ketterlin-Geller, Leanne R.; Sitabkhan, Yasmin – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2016
This paper describes the development and intended uses of the Early Grades Mathematics Assessment (EGMA), which measures essential early mathematical knowledge and skills that are foundational to more sophisticated mathematical abilities, predictive of later achievement, and teachable. Administering the EGMA can provide policy makers,…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Skills
Parveva, Teodora; Noorani, Sogol; Ranguelov, Stanislav; Motiejunaite, Akvile; Kerpanova, Viera – Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission, 2011
Competence in mathematics is integral to a wide range of disciplines, professions and areas of life. This Eurydice report reveals crucial elements of the policies and practices that shape mathematics instruction in European education systems, focusing on reforms of mathematics curricula, teaching and assessment methods, as well as teacher…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Low Achievement, Teacher Education Programs, Mathematics Curriculum
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Unal, Hasan; Jakubowski, Elizabeth – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2007
International comparative studies revealed that US students' mathematics performance is not at the level of expectation of mathematics education community. The latest of such study is, Third international Mathematics Science Study-Repeat (TIMSS-R, 1999) continued show poor performance of US students in international arena. Total of 38 countries…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Lesson Plans, Protocol Materials, International Assessment
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Karp, Alexander – For the Learning of Mathematics, 2004
Research conducted during the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and later (Stigler et al. 1999; Stigler and Hiebert 1999) undertook a thorough analysis of lessons in the United States, Japan, and Germany. This article focuses on certain aspects of mathematics lessons in Russia. Specifically, the attempt is made to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Lesson Plans, Teaching Methods
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Wirt, John; Choy, Susan; Gerald, Debra; Provasnik, Stephen; Rooney, Patrick; Watanabe, Satoshi; Tobin, Richard; Glander, Mark – National Center for Education Statistics, 2001
To ensure reliable, accurate, and timely data, which are necessary to monitor 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 59 indicators of important developments and trends…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, School Statistics, Educational Trends, Educational Indicators
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Sellers, Patricia A.; Ahern, Kathryn A. – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2000
The very mixed results of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study are difficult for most U.S. students and teachers to believe. Educators must change their beliefs about how children learn mathematics and how these subjects should be taught. Agreement about what constitutes effective teaching is needed. (Contains 24 references.) (MLH)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Beliefs, Comparative Education, Constructivism (Learning)
Silver, Edward A. – 1998
Results from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMMS) have recently captured the attention of the United States and once again focused the nation on matters of mathematics teaching and learning. In general, the TIMSS results indicate a pervasive and intolerable mediocrity in mathematics teaching and learning in the middle…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Equal Education, Instructional Improvement, Mathematics Achievement
National Inst. on Educational Governance, Finance, Policymaking, and Management (ED/OERI), Washington, DC. – 1998
To explore the policy implications of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), the National Institute on Educational Governance, Finance, Policymaking, and Management of the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI) in the U.S. Department of Education, and the Consortium for Policy Research in Education held a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal 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
Bracey, Gerald W. – Phi Delta Kappan, 1998
A videotape series produced by the Annenberg/CPB Math and Science Collection demonstrates college and secondary students' misconceptions about everyday phenomena and advocates teaching for understanding. Third International Science and Mathematic Study data show American and German teachers' interest in procedures and algorithms, compared with…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cultural Differences, Discovery Learning, Educational Principles
Williams, Trevor; Levine, Dan; Jocelyn, Leslie; Butler, Patricia; Haynes, Jacqueline; Heid, Camilla – Education Statistics Quarterly, 2000
Analyzes data on eighth-grade mathematics and science achievement from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) , with an emphasis on the international standing of the United States. Examines overall U.S. student achievement, the achievement of U.S. subpopulations, and the instructional practices of U.S. teachers. (Author/SLD)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Ethnicity, Grade 8, International Education