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Fung, Dennis; Lui, Wai-mei – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
This paper, through discussion of a teaching intervention at two secondary schools in Hong Kong, demonstrates the learning advancement brought about by group work and dissects the facilitating role of teachers in collaborative discussions. One-hundred and fifty-two Secondary Two (Grade 8) students were divided into three pedagogical groups, namely…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Science Instruction, Science Education, Group Activities
Piedrafita, Sonia – Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission, 2018
The Council of the European Union has set the goal of reducing low achievement in reading, mathematics and science among 15-year-olds to less than 15 % by 2020. How are European countries going to achieve this? One of the key elements in the learning process is the instruction time available to students. In fact, not only the quality of…
Descriptors: School Schedules, Geographic Location, Compulsory Education, Intellectual Disciplines
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KewalRamani, Angelina; Zhang, Jijun; Wang, Xiaolei; Rathbun, Amy; Corcoran, Lisa; Diliberti, Melissa; Zhang, Jizhi – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
Educators, policymakers, and parents alike are focused on ensuring the academic success of the nation's students. These efforts interact with the expanding use of technology, which affects the lives of students both inside and outside of the classroom. Thus, the role that technology plays in education is an evolving area of research that continues…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Access to Computers, Internet, Computer Use
Hillman, Kylie – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2015
Surveys like the recent Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) enable educators, policy makers and the wider community to compare Australian students with each other, as well as their counterparts across the world. An essential part of a positive school climate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bullying, Educational Research, Behavior Problems
Shouffler, Jennifer – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This qualitative case study examines the professional development practice of Lesson Study as a vehicle for teacher learning. Through observing the participation and analyzing interviews of a group of United States middle school mathematics educators as they engaged in Lesson Study, this study examines teachers' learning with respect to (a)…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Faculty Development, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Collaboration
Ermeling, Bradley A.; Graff-Ermeling, Genevieve – Educational Leadership, 2016
More than a decade ago, the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Studies observed that teachers in the United States focused more on "high-interest activities" (games, dramatic presentations, humor, and so on) than on the development of challenging concepts. Since then, the authors have worked with many teaching teams to shift…
Descriptors: Lesson Plans, Mastery Learning, Sequential Approach, Instructional Design
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Kim, Yoonjeon – Teachers College Record, 2018
Background/Context: East Asian schools receive much attention for the comparatively high achievement of their students. To account for this success, scholars and commentators advance broad claims about the rote character of instruction or the complexity of classroom practice, typically generalizing to an entire nation. Yet little is known about…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Achievement
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Urick, Angela; Wilson, Alison S. P.; Ford, Timothy G.; Frick, William C.; Wronowski, Meredith L. – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2018
Purpose: To advance a framework of indicators that promotes implementation of math standards under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), we tested a conceptual model of the resources and processes within schools that influence the opportunity to learn mathematics (OTL) in the classroom using a recent administration of the 2011 Trends in…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Progress Monitoring, Educational Indicators, Federal Legislation
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Majidi, Sharareh; Emden, Markus – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2013
One of the main components of teachers' pedagogical content knowledge refers to their use of representation forms. In a similar vein, organizing concepts logically and meaningfully is an essential element of teachers' subject matter knowledge. Since subject matter and pedagogical content knowledge of teachers are tightly connected as categories…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Magnets, Scientific Concepts
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Butakor, Paul Kwame; Ampadu, Ernest; Cole, Yaa – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
Educational effectiveness research has witnessed some growth in the last three decades because the current era of global competitiveness compels each country to train and equip its citizens with knowledge and skills that would make them successful. Researchers from different countries are investigating factors across various levels within the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Achievement, Context Effect, Performance Factors
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Ari, Sinan; Ünal, Emre – College Student Journal, 2016
The need for and employment of qualified teachers have always been in the agenda since the foundation of our country. It is aimed with this study to reveal the convenience of the Content Knowledge Test for Teaching (CKTT), which was first held in 2014, in terms of the content of the classroom teaching undergraduate programs, general competencies…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Tests, Undergraduate Students, Teacher Competencies
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Sahin, Melek Gülsah; Öztürk, Nagihan Boztunç – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2018
In this study, it is aimed to examine the effect of classroom assessment on science and mathematics achievements. For this purpose, hierarchical linear modeling (HLM) is performed using variables of like learning science/maths, engage teaching in science/maths, confidence in science/maths, and home resources for learning variables at the student…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Grade 4, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests
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Yau, King Woon; Mok, Ida Ah Chee – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2016
Students' seatwork plays an important part in their learning in their lessons, and very often, students record their private work in the notebooks during seatwork. The students' private work in their notebooks reflects students' learning and thinking, representing explicit learning outcomes. The students' private work in their notebooks of 14…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Independent Study, Demonstrations (Educational), Task Analysis
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O'Keeffe, Lisa; White, Bruce – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2017
The role and function of the mathematics textbook has been widely discussed since its inclusion in the Trends in International Mathematics and Science study (TIMSS) in the late nineties. It is a common feature in many classrooms worldwide and has been identified as an important vehicle for the promotion of curricula. However, there has also been…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Textbooks, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction
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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
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