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Stacey, Kaye – Indonesian Mathematical Society Journal on Mathematics Education, 2011
PISA, the OECD's international program of assessment of reading, scientific and mathematical literacy (www.oecd.org/pisa), aims to assess the ability of 15 year olds to use the knowledge and skills that have acquired at school in real world tasks and challenges. It also uses questionnaires to gather data on students' attitudes to learning and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Numeracy, Mathematics Tests
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Rahayu, Sri; Kita, Masakazu – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2010
This study investigated Indonesian and Japanese students' understandings of macroscopic and submicroscopic levels of representing matter and its changes and the difficulties they have with these concepts. A multiple-choice questionnaire was constructed and delivered to 447 Indonesian and 446 Japanese public senior high school students. The data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, High School Students, Misconceptions
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Suprapto, Nadi – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
Indonesia always continually failed international assessments even though many efforts have been made. The results of PISA 2012 put Indonesian students in the worst position. In contrast, East Asian countries' performance well in mathematics, reading, and science. Indeed, Singapore has the best performance in the Southeast Asia region even in the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students
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Cross, Jeffrey S.; Ekawati, Estiyanti; Fukahori, Satoko; Obi, Shinnosuke; Saito, Yugo; Tandian, Nathanael P.; Triawan, Farid – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2017
Following on the 2008-2012 OECD Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes (AHELO) feasibility study of civil engineering, in Japan a mechanical engineering learning outcomes assessment working group was established within the National Institute of Education Research (NIER), which became the Tuning National Center for Japan. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Engineering Education, Item Banks, Outcome Based Education
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Shinno, Yusuke – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
This paper reports on combining semiotic and discursive approaches to reification in classroom interactions. It focuses on the discursive characteristics and semiotic processes involved in the teaching and learning of square roots in a ninth grade classroom in Japan. The purpose of this study is to characterize the development of mathematical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 9, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematical Concepts
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Miyakawa, Takeshi; Winsløw, Carl – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2019
Japanese lesson study was introduced to the West in the late 1990s. Certain widely disseminated publications and classroom videos, and also reports on international surveys of students achievement, led many to consider that Japanese mathematics teaching is highly creative and effective, with lesson study as a main explanatory factor. As a result,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Improvement
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Takayama, Keita – Comparative Education, 2018
The Japan Comparative Education Society (JCES) was founded in 1965 with its flagship Japanese-language journal "Hikakukyoikukenkyu" ("Comparative Education Research") first published in 1975. The organisation currently has around 1000 members, making it the second largest comparative education society in the world. Though JCES…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, English, Educational Research, Foreign Countries
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Fukaya, Tatsushi; Uesaka, Yuri – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2018
This research used a tutoring scenario to examine the spontaneous use of knowledge for teaching, which was measured from four perspectives: assessment, explanation, comprehension checking, and strategy instruction. The objective was: (1) to investigate whether student teachers could spontaneously utilise adequate knowledge for teaching, and (2) to…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Student Teachers, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Mathematics Instruction
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Munroe, Lloyd – European Journal of Educational Research, 2015
This paper describes a pedagogical framework that teachers can use to support students who are engaged in solving open-ended problems, by explaining how two Japanese expert teachers successfully apply open-ended problems in their mathematics class. The Open-Ended Approach (OPA) framework consists of two main sections: Understanding Mathematical…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Educational Research, Mathematics Instruction, Curriculum Design
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Son, Ji-Won; Lo, Jane-Jane; Watanabe, Tad – North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2015
This paper investigates how the selected three East Asian countries--Japan, Korea, and Taiwan-- introduce and develop ideas related to fractions and fraction addition and subtraction compared to the Common Core State Standards of Mathematics and EngageNY. Looking at curricular approaches used across countries can provide a better picture of what…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Fractions, Addition, Subtraction
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Stols, Gerrit; Ono, Yumiko; Rogan, John – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2015
Beliefs help shape how teachers perceive effective mathematics teaching. Providers of professional development, be they local or from other countries, need to be cognisant of such perceptions. This paper seeks to answer the question, "What do South African teachers perceive as effective and ineffective teaching for developing conceptual…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Curriculum Implementation
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Miyazaki, Mikio; Kimiho, Chino; Katoh, Ryuhei; Arai, Hitoshi; Ogihara, Fumihiro; Oguchi, Yuichi; Morozumi, Tatsuo; Kon, Mayuko; Komatsu, Kotaro – International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education, 2012
Three-dimensional dynamic geometry software has the power to enhance students' learning of spatial geometry. The purpose of this research is to clarify what potential using three-dimensional dynamic geometry software can offer us in terms of how to develop the spatial geometry curriculum in lower secondary schools. By focusing on the impacts the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Software, Computer Simulation, Animation
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Makiguchi, Tsunesaburo – Schools: Studies in Education, 2015
This "From the Archives" article was originally published in Japanese in v6 n3 Mar 1936 of the Japanese-language journal "Shinkyo" (New Teachings), a periodical publication of the Soka Kyoiku Gakkai, the Society for Value-Creating Education, established by Tsunesaburo Makiguchi in 1930. This installment of "On Attitudes…
Descriptors: Educational Attitudes, Ideology, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior
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Yamada, Shoko – Comparative Education Review, 2015
This article, with the aim of identifying elements that constitute the characteristics of an academic space within comparative education, analyzes how comparative education has been discussed and practiced in Japan, based on a questionnaire completed by 264 members of the Japan Comparative Education Society and classification of articles published…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Classification
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Izawa, Shigeki – Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook, 2018
This paper considers the functions and effects of "representation" in politics and education. The voting age for public elections in Japan has been lowered from 20 or older to 18 or older, calling for a shift in the curriculum to the basics of political participation and competence. In this paper, while focusing on the political issues…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Politics of Education, Democracy, Elections
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