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Son, Ji-Won; Han, Seong Won; Kang, Chungseo; Kwon, Oh Nam – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
The purpose of this study is to compare and contrast student, teacher, and school factors that are associated with student mathematics achievement in South Korea and the United States. Using the data from the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2011, this study examines factors that are linked to teachers who deliver…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Educational Quality
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O'Dwyer, Laura M.; Wang, Yang; Shields, Katherine A. – Large-scale Assessments in Education, 2015
Background: Educators, researchers and policy-makers worldwide continue to struggle to understand the changes needed for improving educational outcomes and attainment for students, particularly in content areas such as mathematics and science that are essential for developing a highly skilled workforce. Given the continuing emphasis on linking…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Teaching Methods, Concept Formation, Mathematics Instruction
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Bellibas, Mehmet Sukru; Gumus, Emine – Cogent Education, 2016
Professional development for teachers has been a substantial issue in contemporary educational research and policy. Yet, opportunities for professional development activities have been very limited in Turkey. In this study, we examined Turkish teachers' involvement in professional development activities by comparing their participation with the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education
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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