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Areepattamannil, Shaljan; Caleon, Imelda S. – Journal of Genetic Psychology, 2013
The authors examined the relationships of cognitive (i.e., memorization and elaboration) and metacognitive learning strategies (i.e., control strategies) to mathematics achievement among 15-year-old students in 4 high-performing East Asian education systems: Shanghai-China, Hong Kong-China, Korea, and Singapore. In all 4 East Asian education…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Learning Strategies, Mathematics Achievement, Foreign Countries
Mok, Angel – Australian Association for Research in Education (NJ1), 2012
Autoethnography is adopted as the procedure and orientation for this PhD study which aims to explore the cultural identity of the Chinese families and its influences on their children's mathematics learning. The purpose of this paper is two-fold. First, readers are invited to travel with the researcher a journey in which she explores her diasporic…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Asian Culture, Cultural Background, Identification
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Wang, Tzu-Ling; Yang, Der-Ching – European Journal of STEM Education, 2016
The purposes of this study were to compare the differences in the use of geometry in elementary school mathematics textbooks among Finland, Mainland China, Singapore, Taiwan, and the USA and to investigate the relationships between the design of the textbooks and students' performance on large-scale tests such as TIMSS-4 geometry, TIMSS-8…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Geometry, Mathematics Instruction, Textbooks
OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2012
For decades Japan has remained at or near the top of international assessments of student learning; and in the past decade, students in Japan have become more engaged in learning. However, the government aspires to improve learning outcomes even further. "Strong Performers and Successful Reformers in Education: Lessons from PISA for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Education, Comparative Education, Educational Testing
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Feniger, Yariv; Lefstein, Adam – Journal of Education Policy, 2014
International comparative testing, such as the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), has considerable impact on policy-makers, the media and the general public. A central assumption underlying PISA is that global variation in students' academic performance is attributable to national educational structures and policies. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Assessment, Comparative Analysis, Mathematics Achievement