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ERIC Number: EJ1225776
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1476-7724
Global Convergence or National Variation? Examining National Patterns of Classroom Instructional Practices
Kim, Yoonjeon
Globalisation, Societies and Education, v17 n3 p353-377 2019
The "world culture" framework posits a convergence in the organisation of education across the world. On the other hand, scholars observing teaching practices inside classrooms find significant variation among nations and regions of the world. This study examined the global change patterns of classroom practices at the between- and within-country levels, drawing on teacher reports from the Trends in Mathematics and Science Study. Results indicate clear between-country convergence toward more student-centred and conceptual instruction. But a nation's degree of conformity or resistance to this model was contingent upon other nation-specific factors, including centralised curriculum control or world regional location.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Elementary Education; Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Bulgaria; Cyprus; United Kingdom (England); Hong Kong; Hungary; Indonesia; Iran; Israel; Italy; Japan; Jordan; South Korea; Lithuania; Malaysia; Morocco; Romania; Russia; Singapore; Slovenia; Taiwan; Tunisia; United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study