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Lafontaine, Dominique; Dupont, Virginie; Schillings, Patricia – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2018
PIRLS 2016 data from eight education systems were used to examine how teachers from three different language groups differed in their teaching of reading literacy. Teaching reading practices differed substantially between the three linguistic/cultural groups. In English-speaking systems, effective practices for establishing reading literacy seem…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Literacy, Teaching Methods, Cultural Differences
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Korkmaz, Hunkar; Altindag, Ahmet – Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 2017
The goals of this descriptive study were to determine Turkish pre-service science teachers' perceptions of an ideal teacher education system. The sample consisted of 137 pre-service teachers, including 74 females and 63 males. The questionnaire was based on open-ended questions and was developed to investigate ideal teacher education system…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Teachers
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Alzahrani, Saeed Musaid H.; Hammersley-Fletcher, Linda; Bright, Geoff – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
This study aims at establishing whether primary schools in the Saudi education system conform to the characteristics of what are referred to as "good schools" in the British education system. The findings established through this study show that only 43.75% of primary schools in Saudi conform to the characteristics of what are referred…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, School Administration, Professional Autonomy, Elementary Schools
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Peyraud, Germain – Childhood Education, 2018
While inclusive education has been part of the education system for a long time in the United States and elsewhere, it is an innovative approach just starting to be established in some countries around the world, including Burkina Faso.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Barriers, Regular and Special Education Relationship
Saxena, Pooja; Sell, LeeAnn – Center for Evaluation and Education Policy, Indiana University, 2016
Drawing from two international measures, Trends in International Mathematics and Science Studies (TIMSS) and Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), this brief provides a snapshot comparison of the United States to other education systems. Specifically, this brief addresses how the U.S. compares to other countries in overall…
Descriptors: International Assessment, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Performance Based Assessment
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Parekh, Gillian; Brown, Robert S. – Educational Policy, 2019
Special education is an approach to schooling that draws significant critique. Scholars often identify special education as a system vulnerable to and complicit in racial, class, and disability segregation, particularly segregation enacted and rationalized through the structural organization of schools and programs. Employing data from the Toronto…
Descriptors: Correlation, Special Education, Student Placement, Special Needs Students
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Orhan-Karsak, H. Gulhan – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
To adapt to the advances of the era, the economic, technological, social and cultural competition continues growing rapidly between the world countries. The main way to adapt this competition is to improve the quality of human edification, in the other words to change education system. As one of the developing Asian countries in the world, Turkey…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reflection, Educational Change, Administrator Attitudes
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Al Shabibi, Al Shabibi; Silvennoinen, Heikki – Athens Journal of Education, 2018
On international comparisons, the development of Oman's education system in terms of the increase in educational enrolment rates and in the level of teacher qualifications has been remarkably rapid. Almost 100% access to basic education has been achieved, and almost all students progress onto post-basic education. A report from the World Bank in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Barriers, Low Achievement
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Im, Sungmin; Yoon, Hye-Gyoung; Cha, Jeongho – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
While much is known about the high academic but low affective achievement of Korean students on international comparative studies, little is known about science teacher education in Korea. As the quality of science teachers is an important factor determining the quality of science education, gaining an understanding of science education in Korea…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Science Teachers, Educational Quality
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Nyenje, Aida – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
This paper examines Uganda's recent undertaking to reform her Primary School education System with a focus on the effect of structural dynamics of education reforms and the quality of primary education. Structural dynamics in the context of this study is in reference to the organizational composition of the education system at the government,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Educational Quality, Educational Change
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Guseva, Liudmila G.; Solomonovich, Mark – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2017
This article overviews the theoretical and applied works of the psychologist and pedagogue Leonid Zankov. Zankov's model of teaching is based on Vygotsky's theory that appropriate teaching methods stimulate cognitive development, whose core notion is the Zone of Proximal Development. This educational psychology research was verified by large scale…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Ability, Teaching Methods, Cognitive Development
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Aykac, Necdet; Bilgin, Hilal; Kabaran, Hasret – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
This study aims to determine the perceptions of teachers and pre-service teachers about 4+4+4 education system via the metaphors they have developed. In this study, the opinions of teachers and pre-service teachers are described with qualitative approach. The participants of the study are 137 primary school 1st grade teachers, working in Mugla in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teachers, Qualitative Research
Duman, Tayyip; Karagöz, Savas – Online Submission, 2016
Teachers and their education, as the most important elements in educational systems, have been one of the mostly debated issues in Turkish national education system. The success of an education system largely depends on the quality of the teachers who plan and practice teaching and learning process. Reviewing Turkish educational history with a…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Innovation
Patrick, S.; Worthen, M.; Frost, D. – iNACOL, 2018
This issue brief shares state policy recommendations and action steps for policymakers who are supporting the redesign of educator workforce systems to enable educators to build the skills, competencies and knowledge needed to thrive in modern, student-centered learning environments. By modernizing educator preparation and development systems,…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Individualized Instruction
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Cheng, Qiang – Frontiers of Education in China, 2014
Although teaching quality is seen as crucial in affecting students' performance, what types of instructional practices constitute quality teaching remains a question. With the theoretical assumptions of conceptual and procedural mathematics teaching as a guide, this study examined the types of quality mathematics instructional practices that…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Teaching Styles, Educational Quality
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