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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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Tout, Dave; Gal, Iddo – ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 2015
This paper examines perspectives regarding the mathematical skills expected of adults and school graduates, comparing ideas developed as part of two major multinational comparative assessments of skills: the Programme for International Student Assessment and the Programme for International Assessment of Adult Competencies (also known as the OECD…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Mathematics Skills, Educational Assessment, Adults
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Razer, Michal; Mittelberg, David; Ayalon, Snait – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2018
Israeli students ranked in the bottom third of the countries surveyed by PISA 2012 in mathematical literacy, while the gap between the highest and lowest scores was the second largest in the OECD. This paper explores which variables led to disparities in mathematical literacy between different socioeconomic levels and between Israeli Arabs and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Achievement Tests, International Assessment
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Waldow, Florian – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
Researchers interested in the global flow of educational ideas and programmes have long been interested in the role of so-called "reference societies." The article investigates how top scorers in large-scale assessments are framed as positive or negative reference societies in the education policy-making debate in German mass media and…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Academic Achievement, Stereotypes, International Assessment
Yang, Christine K. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
Mathematics education has emerged to be of prime importance in the United States, as American students' performance has shown to be consistently and significantly lower than many other nations in the world (Rampey, Dion, & Donahue, 2009; National Center for Education Statistics, n.d.; OECD Programme for International Student Assessment, n.d.).…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Mathematics Education, Problem Solving, Metacognition
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Furuto, Linda H. L. – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2015
This study comes at an opportune moment for Japanese and U.S. educators, policymakers, and researchers given the trends of global policy and equity-based reform. Discussions of academic achievement in both societies allow us to examine accessibility in mathematics education in order to best prepare teachers to serve the needs of students.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education, Equal Education, Educational Change
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Jenkins, Edgar – Journal of Biological Education, 2016
When the "Journal of Biological Education" was first published in 1967, biology was still very much the Cinderella of the three school sciences in many countries. Most selective secondary school biology courses readily betrayed their origins as an unconvincing coalition of botany and zoology. In the non-selective secondary modern…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Biological Sciences, Science Education History, Science Education
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Furuto, Linda H. L. – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2014
This study comes at an opportune moment for Japanese and U.S. educators, policymakers, and researchers given the trends of global policy and equity-based reform. Discussions of academic achievement in both societies allows us to examine mathematics education as a public good versus private commodity in order to best serve the needs of students.…
Descriptors: Privatization, Mathematics Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Qualitative Research
Stacey, Kaye – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2010
PISA, the OECD's international program of assessment of reading, scientific and mathematical literacy, aims to assess the knowledge and skills that students have acquired at school and their ability to use them in everyday tasks and challenges. It also uses questionnaires to gather data on students' attitudes to learning and the conditions of…
Descriptors: International Education, Student Attitudes, International Programs, Scientific Literacy
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Carnoy, Martin; Khavenson, Tatiana; Ivanova, Alina – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2015
In this paper, we develop a multi-level comparative approach to analyse Trends in International Mathematics and Science Survey (TIMSS) and Programme of International Student Achievement (PISA) mathematics results for a country, Russia, where the two tests provide contradictory information about students' relative performance. Russian students do…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Policy, Achievement Tests, Mathematics Achievement
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Ozer, Eren; Sezer, Renan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014
This study offers a comparative analysis of questions found in Turkish, Singaporean, and American mathematics textbooks and workbooks based on topics covered in the 8th grade mathematics curriculum in Turkey. To this end, the study utilizes the 3-dimensional framework developed by Li. When the questions in the textbooks and workbooks…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Mathematics Materials, Textbook Content
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Cutumisu, Maria; Bulut, Okan – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2017
This study aims to understand the predictive role of attitudes towards problem solving, such as perseverance and openness for problem solving, as well as of gender and country for Canadian and Finnish students' academic achievement in mathematics and science. We examined the data of students from Canada (n = 21,544) and Finland (n = 8,829) who…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Predictor Variables, Problem Solving, Gender Differences
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Browne, Liz; Richard Wong, Kwok-Shing – Education 3-13, 2017
The dominance of Asian communities in international league tables such as those produced by The Program for International Student Assessment, which monitors competence in literacy and numeracy, has resulted in a policy discourse from the English government of failing schools, deficit curricular and ineffective teachers. This in turn has led to a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Achievement Tests, International Assessment
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Chmielewski, Anna K.; Dumont, Hanna; Trautwein, Ulrich – American Educational Research Journal, 2013
The aim of the present study was to examine how different types of tracking--between-school streaming, within-school streaming, and course-by-course tracking--shape students' mathematics self-concept. This was done in an internationally comparative framework using data from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). After…
Descriptors: Track System (Education), Mathematics Skills, Self Concept, Cross Cultural Studies
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Yu, Chong Ho; DiGangi, Samuel; Jannasch-Pennell, Angel – Social Indicators Research, 2012
Due to the poor performance of US students in international math and science tests, many authors worry that the US lead in science is in jeopardy. A recent study by Chen and Luoh ("Soc Indic Res" 96: 133-143, 2010) challenged this pessimistic view by delinking test performance and labor force quality. It was found that measures such as…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Comparative Education, Science Tests, Program Effectiveness
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