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White, Tremayne – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this study was to ascertain whether certain contextual factors pertaining to principals and teachers influenced U.S. eighth grade students' math achievement. More specifically, the study comparatively examined the direct and mediating predictive influence of teacher instructional approaches (i.e., teacher-directed; constructivism),…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Principals, Instructional Leadership
Tarazi, Nadine – ProQuest LLC, 2016
In the United States (US) and in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) students are still attaining poorly in high school mathematics despite efforts from educational leaders to improve the math curricula both in middle and high schools. Results of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) revealed that 31 countries out of 65 had better…
Descriptors: Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Achievement
Trinter, Christine P. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The results from the 2007 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) revealed that the scores of fourth grade students in the 90th percentile showed no measurable change from the results of the first TIMSS assessment in 1995. Contrarily, the scores of the lowest performing fourth graders showed statistically significant…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Mathematics Education, Problem Based Learning, Grade 4
Droese, Shirley M. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study investigates the use of Lesson Study in three U.S. schools. Lesson Study is part of the culture of teaching in Japanese K-8 schools. Researchers in the United States brought the practice of Lesson Study ("jugyokenkyo" in Japanese) to light in the late 1990's while investigating reasons for differences in the performance of…
Descriptors: Instructional Improvement, Organizational Change, Faculty Development, Educational Change