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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
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Güzeller, Cem Oktay; Eser, Mehmet Taha; Aksu, Gökhan – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2016
This study attempts to determine the factors affecting the mathematics achievement of students in Turkey based on data from the Programme for International Student Assessment 2012 and the correct classification ratio of the established model. The study used mathematics achievement as a dependent variable while sex, having a study room, preparation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Achievement, Secondary School Students, Grade 10
Pavlekovic, Margita, Ed. – Online Submission, 2011
In the monograph The Math Teacher (following the Third International Scientific Colloquium Mathematics and Children in 2011), the term "teacher" designates a person who teaches mathematics, and the context of each article reveals whether this implies the teacher at a pre-school institution, a school or a university instructor. In…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Mathematics Education, Action Research, Self Efficacy
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Campos, Julia – L2 Journal, 2015
Worldwide, education promises a better future for aspiring generations. However, our current educational landscape has been shaped by neoliberal thinking, and is thus often oriented toward economic objectives. In Germany "Bildung" is a notion coined by philosophers representing a broad liberal and critical education, and the cultural and…
Descriptors: Immigrants, German, Labor Market, Second Language Learning
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Shelley, Mack; Yildirim, Atila – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2013
Using Program for International Student Achievement (PISA) 2009 data we study the transfer of knowledge among reading, mathematics, and science among Turkish students. Both Science and Reading are significant predictors of Mathematics scores, although clearly Science is a much stronger predictor; the transfer from Science to Mathematics is much…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transfer of Training, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
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Ajello, Anna Maria; Caponera, Elisa; Palmerio, Laura – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2018
In Italy, from the 2003 reports to the present, the National Institute for the Educational Evaluation of Instruction and Training (INVALSI) has conducted research on Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) results in order to understand Italian students' low achievement in mathematics. In the present paper, data from a representative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Aikenhead, Glen S. – Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 2017
Culturally responsive or place-based school mathematics that focuses on Indigenous students has an established presence in the research literature. This culture-based innovation represents a historical shift from conventional approaches to mathematics education. Moreover, it has demonstratively advanced the academic achievement for both Indigenous…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Place Based Education
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Nortvedt, Guri A. – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2018
This article addresses the policy implications of participation in international large-scale assessments (ILSAs), particularly the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), and the ways in which such implications might influence mathematics education. Taking Norway as a special case, this discussion focuses on insights into teaching,…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, High Achievement, Low Achievement, Foreign Countries
Education Policy Center at Michigan State University, 2012
The 2010 report from the National Research Council on teacher education programs in the United States, "Preparing Teachers: Building Evidence for Sound Policy," reported that "the empirical evidence on effective teacher preparation [is] nearly nonexistent" (p. 99). The publication later that year of two major studies, one on…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, State Standards, Reading Instruction, Field Experience Programs
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Kaleli-Yilmaz, Gül; Hanci, Alper – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2016
The aim of this study is to determine how the TIMSS mathematics success of the 8th grade students differentiates according to the school type, gender, mathematics report mark, parents' education level, cognitive domains and cognitive domains by gender. Relational survey method was used in the study. Six-hundred fifty two 8th grade students…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement
OECD Publishing (NJ3), 2013
Are students well prepared to meet the challenges of the future? Can they analyse, reason and communicate their ideas effectively? Have they found the kinds of interests they can pursue throughout their lives as productive members of the economy and society? The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) seeks to answer these…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Questionnaires, Numeracy, Foreign Countries
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Özdemir, Caner – European Educational Research Journal, 2016
This paper aims to discover the level of equity in the Turkish education system using maths outcomes of 15-year-old students in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) exam. In order to do that, associations between various social background variables and student performance are analysed via multilevel models. Female pupils,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Adolescents, Student Characteristics, Gender Differences
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Erixon, Eva-Lena; Wahlström, Ninni – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
Results in mathematics on international knowledge surveys like Programme for International Student Assessment and Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study have become one of the most important factors for the perceived success or failure of schools and even entire education systems in the policy arena. In this article, we explore the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers
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Wilson, Sue; Lyons, Terry; Quinn, Frances – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
Research on the achievement of rural and remote students in science and mathematics is located within a context of falling levels of participation in physical science and mathematics courses in Australian schools, and underrepresentation of rural students in higher education. International studies such as the Programme of International Student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Rural Areas, Rural Schools
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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
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