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Brown, Margaret – Curriculum Journal, 2011
Inferences from recent international comparative data on mathematical attainment, frequently quoted as justification for curriculum change, are critically examined, and the implications are contrasted with expressed curricular aims. Using characterisations by Ball (1990) and Ernest (1991), positions of key actors are analysed in relation to…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Mathematics Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Cultural Background
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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
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Andrews, Paul; Ryve, Andreas; Hemmi, Kirsti; Sayers, Judy – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2014
Finnish students' success on all three content domains of each of the four cycles of the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) has created much international interest. It has also prompted Finnish academics to offer systemic explanations typically linked to the structural qualities of Finnish schooling and teacher education.…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Interviews
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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Yalçin, Seher – International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the differences between Turkish and Dutch students' mathematics achievement and to examine the predictive level of teacher behaviours for student performance. The participants were 3210 students and principals from 168 schools in Turkey and 2541 students and principals from 156 schools in the Netherlands,…
Descriptors: Teacher Behavior, Teacher Student Relationship, Mathematics Achievement, Comparative Analysis
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Kiselova, Rita; Gravite, Aija – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2017
This paper explores the results of implementing the state education policy aimed at satisfying the labour market demand for engineering and medicine specialists via strengthening STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education both in schools and higher education. [For the complete Volume 15 proceedings, see ED574185.]
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, STEM Education, Educational Policy, Labor Market
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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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Özkan, Yesim Özer; Özaslan, Nesrin – International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education, 2018
The aim of this study is to determine the level of achievement of students participating in Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2003 and PISA 2012 tests in Turkey according to questions in the mathematical literacy test. This study is a descriptive survey. Within the scope of the study, the mathematical literacy test items were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Mathematics Tests, Test Items
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Choi, Kyong-Mi; Park, Hye-Jin – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2013
This study compares American and Korean curriculum standards, textbooks, and geometry items to help explain the consistent differences that have been found between the achievement levels of U.S. and Korean students in the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) mathematics. Since PISA measures the mathematical proficiency of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geometry, Mathematics Education, Comparative Analysis
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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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Steiner-Khamsi, Gita; Appleton, Margaret; Vellani, Shezleen – Oxford Review of Education, 2018
The media analysis is situated in the larger body of studies that explore the varied reasons why different policy actors advocate for international large-scale student assessments (ILSAs) and adds to the research on the fast advance of the global education industry. The analysis of "The Economist," "Financial Times," and…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, International Assessment, Educational Practices, Content Analysis
Yavuz Mumcu, Hayal; Aktürk, Tolga – Online Submission, 2017
The aim of this study is to address and analyse pre-service teachers' mathematical reasoning skills in relation to mathematical thinking processes. For these purposes, pre-service teachers' mathematical reasoning skills namely generalising/abstraction/modelling, ratiocination, development and creative thinking skills and the relationships among…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Thinking Skills, Mathematical Logic, Preservice Teachers
Kaur, Berinderjeet; Areepattamannil, Shaljan – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2012
This study, drawing on data from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2009, explored the influences of metacognitive and self-regulated learning strategies for reading on mathematical literacy of adolescents in Australia and Singapore. Ordinary least squares (OLS) regression analyses revealed the positive influences of…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students
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Zelkowski, Jeremy S. – Mathematics Teacher, 2013
Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (NCTM 2000) states, "Technology is essential in teaching and learning mathematics; it influences the mathematics that is taught and enhances students' learning." The focus on reasoning and sense making with technology in the lesson presented in this article will enable students to do more…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Educational Technology, Mathematical Concepts, Teaching Methods
Tam, Kai Chung – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Since the 1960s, the advocacy of "teaching mathematics so as to be useful" is not without hindrance in school curricula, partly due to the lack of appropriate assessment tools. Practical approaches have been accumulating quickly, but researchers showed that they are not satisfactory in testing students' ability to apply mathematical…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Logic, Knowledge Level, Test Construction
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