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Guglielmi, R. Sergio; Brekke, Nancy – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2018
Math proficiency is a strong predictor of postsecondary attainment, yet cross-national comparative assessments show that U.S. students consistently score below many of their peers, especially those in East Asia. Similar math achievement disparities exist across ethnic/racial groups within the U.S., where Asian American students routinely…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Educational Attainment, Postsecondary Education, Predictor Variables
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Ma, Vania J.; Ma, Xin – International Journal of STEM Education, 2014
Background: As an effort to account for disparities in mathematics performance between American and East Asian middle school students, the present research aims to compare the relationship between learning styles (competitive and cooperative) and mathematics performance among middle school students between the USA and the three top-performing East…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Comparative Analysis, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement
McMurrer, Jennifer; Kober, Nancy – Center on Education Policy, 2011
This report by the Center on Education Policy (CEP), an independent nonprofit organization, examines trends in the achievement of high school students on the state reading/English language arts (ELA) and mathematics tests used for accountability under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). In most states, these tests are first administered in grade…
Descriptors: High School Students, Federal Legislation, Language Arts, American Indians
Petrilli, Michael J.; Scull, Janie – Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2011
The release of the latest results of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) garnered all the usual headlines about America's lackluster performance and the rise of competitor nations. To be sure, the findings--that America's fifteen-year-olds perform in the middle of the pack in both reading and math--are disconcerting for a…
Descriptors: Low Achievement, Academic Achievement, Achievement Rating, Achievement Tests
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Kocabas, Sezai; Ozfidan, Burhan; Burlbaw, Lynn M. – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2020
STEM education was a systematic teaching and/or learning process in the STEM fields and a positive correlation existed between STEM education, and the economic prosperity and power of a nation in the globalized world. In recent years, rising concerns have emerged about American STEM education. Many stakeholders wondered that whether the nation has…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Qualifications, Correlation
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Hong, Dae S.; Choi, Kyong Mi – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2018
This paper compares sections on functions and linear functions from two Korean textbooks and an American standards-based textbook (University of Chicago School Mathematics Project [UCSMP] Algebra) to understand differences and similarities among these textbooks through horizontal and vertical analyses. We found that these textbooks provide…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Textbooks
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You, Yun – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
This article explores the discourses concerning, and actors promoting, the recent 'rise' of East Asia in the global trend of education policy borrowing. It focuses on the ways in which English policymakers and media have represented the 'success' of East Asian education systems in international large-scale tests. Taking the Organization for…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Asian Culture, Educational Trends, Power Structure
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Rappleye, Jeremy; Komatsu, Hikaru – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2020
Herein we examine the dominant image of East Asian schools as marked by a darker side of widespread bullying, leading to high rates of youth suicide. First outlining the substantial literature on bullying in the English language, we turn to show how -- paradoxically -- the rates of bullying and suicide are no higher, or in nearly all cases, lower…
Descriptors: Bullying, Suicide, Foreign Countries, International Assessment
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Wu, Yi-Jhen; Kiefer, Sarah M.; Chen, Yi-Hsin – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2020
Learning behavior of East Asian students has been debated due to their striking performance on international large-scale assessments. This study was a comparative study using latent class analysis to examine students' perceptions of learning strategies, students' reported learning strategy use, and the relationships between learning strategies and…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Self Efficacy, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries
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Naumann, Jens – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2005
Over the past 7 years the debate on educational policy in Germany has been greatly influenced by major empirical studies of educational performance in the tradition of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), notably the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), the Programme for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Studies, Investigations, Educational Policy
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Wu, Jiun Yu; Peng, Ya-Chun – Interactive Learning Environments, 2017
This study tested the effects of the modality of reading formats (electronic vs. print), online reading habits (engagement in different online reading activities), use of cognitive strategies, metacognitive knowledge, and navigation skills on printed and electronic reading literacy across regions. Participants were 31,784 fifteen-year-old students…
Descriptors: Reading Habits, Literacy, Printed Materials, Information Seeking
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Komatsu, Hikaru; Rappleye, Jeremy – British Educational Research Journal, 2018
High student achievement across East Asia is often explained as an outcome of highly competitive, stress-inducing college entrance exams across the region. This 'exam hell' drives students to study longer and harder than their peers worldwide, a race that leads--unsurprisingly--to higher marks in international comparisons such as the Programme for…
Descriptors: High Achievement, Stereotypes, Foreign Countries, Competition
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Hong, Barbara S. S. – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2014
America is not Singapore and Singapore cannot be America. So why are we often comparing ourselves to high-performing countries based on international exams? Despite the educational crisis many U.S. schools are facing, Americans should be cautious not to mimic another country's model within our diverse classrooms. We are largely grounded on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Track System (Education), Stereotypes
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Thieme, Claudio; Gimenez, Victor; Prior, Diego – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2012
The present study assesses the performance of 54 participating countries in PISA 2006. It employs efficiency indicators that relate result variables with resource variables used in the production of educational services. Desirable outputs of educational achievement and undesirable outputs of educational inequality are considered jointly as result…
Descriptors: Asians, Equal Education, Efficiency, Foreign Countries
Darling-Hammond, Linda – American Educator, 2011
Now more than ever, high-quality education for all is a public good that is essential for the good of the public. As the fate of individuals and nations is increasingly interdependent, the quest for access to an equitable, empowering education for all people has become a critical issue for the American nation as a whole. No society can thrive in a…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, College Graduates, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries
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