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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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Gao, Su; Wang, Jian; Zhong, Zhiyong – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
The Chinese government has implemented centralised science curriculum standards to change science teaching from a didactic to inquiry-based approach to support all students in acquiring science literacy. Framed through theoretical perspectives of inquiry-based instruction and cultural pedagogy, this study examined the influence and impact of these…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Academic Achievement, Standards, Science Curriculum
Rožman, Mojca; Klieme, Eckhard – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2017
The International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement's (IEA's) Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) can reveal a great deal about national teaching cultures and policies. Changes in instructional practices over more than a decade may be studied from a cross-cultural perspective. Using teacher and…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Educational Change, Educational Practices
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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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Said, Ziad – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
Science education reform in Qatar has had limited success. In the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMMS), Qatari 4th and 8th grade students have shown progress in science achievement, but they remain significantly below the international average. Also, in the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), Qatari…
Descriptors: Science Education, Educational Change, Problem Based Learning, Questionnaires
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Zapp, Mike; Powell, Justin J. W. – European Educational Research Journal, 2016
Over the past two decades, educational research in Germany has undergone unprecedented changes. Following large-scale assessments such as the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), and a political interest in evidence-based policy-making, quality assessment and…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Hermeneutics, Humanities, Foreign Countries
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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
Oesterle, Susan, Ed.; Allan, Darien, Ed. – Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group, 2014
This submission contains the Proceedings of the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group (CMESG), held at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. The CMESG is a group of mathematicians and mathematics educators who meet annually to discuss mathematics education issues at all levels of learning. The aims of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Conferences (Gatherings), Mathematics Education, Creativity
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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
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
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
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
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Macnab, Donald S. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2000
Investigates the diverse effects reactions to the results of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) have had on mathematics curricula and teaching methods in 23 participating countries. The attention paid to TIMSS results varied greatly in these countries. (SLD)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education
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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)
McCann, Wendy Sherman – 1998
This digest summarizes the results of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) as they relate to the interests of K-12 science teachers. TIMSS student achievement results for science are presented along with a brief discussion of how to interpret the scores. The findings of the TIMSS curriculum study and their implications are…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Change
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