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Blazar, David; Braslow, David; Charalambous, Charalambos Y. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015
Over the past several years, research teams have developed observational instruments to measure the quality of teachers' instructional practices. Instruments such as Framework for Teaching (FFT) and the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) assess general teaching practices, including student-teacher interactions, behavior management, and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Test Construction, Teacher Competencies
Johnson, L.; Adams Becker, S.; Estrada, V.; Martín, S. – New Media Consortium, 2013
The "Technology Outlook for STEM+ Education 2013-2018: An NMC Horizon Project Sector Analysis" reflects a collaborative research effort between the New Media Consortium (NMC), the Centro Superior para la Enseñanza Virtual (CSEV), the Departamento de Ingeniería Eléctrica, Electrónica y de Control at the Universidad Nacional de Educación a…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Computer Uses in Education, Adoption (Ideas), Technological Advancement
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Ridgway, Jim; Passey, Don – Educational Psychology: An International Journal of Experimental Educational Psychology, 1995
Reports on a study of the mathematical needs of engineering apprentices in the United Kingdom. Finds that mathematical skills learned in general education programs do not meet requirements of the engineering profession. Recommends changes in mathematics education. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Testing, Elementary Secondary Education, Engineering
Kitchen, Richard S.; DePree, Julie; Celedon-Pattichis, Sylvia; Brinkerhoff, Jonathan – Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (Bks), 2006
This book presents research findings about school-level and district level practices and successful strategies employed in mathematics education by highly effective schools that serve high-poverty communities. It includes both the theory and practice of creating highly effective schools in these communities. In 2002 nine schools were selected in…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Effective Schools Research, School Effectiveness, Educational Practices
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Dalgarno, Nancy; Colgan, Lynda – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2007
This paper reports on the needs identified as important to 27 novice elementary mathematics teachers and examines how Connect-ME, an online mathematics community, provides these supports. Qualitative data were collected using two focus groups and 16 telephone interviews. Findings validate the need for alternative teacher professional development…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Focus Groups, Mathematics Teachers, Elementary Education
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Baker, David P.; Jones, Deborah Perkins – Sociology of Education, 1993
Reports on a study of eighth-grade mathematical performance of 77,000 students in 19 countries, data from 1964 and 1982 studies in 9 countries, and data on gender stratification and its impact on mathematics performance. Finds that a cross-national variation exists and that it is related to gender stratification. (CFR)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Attainment, Females
Wirszup, Izaak, Ed.; Streit, Robert, Ed. – 1987
Reported in this conference proceedings are educational activities related to mathematics education from several countries. The conference was devoted primarily to two major topics closely connected with the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project (UCSMP): (1) Development of an applications-oriented mathematics curriculum for all…
Descriptors: Computers, Educational Trends, Elementary School Mathematics, Innovation
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Rhoton, Jack – School Science and Mathematics, 1990
Investigated was the nature of science-technology-society (STS) education as perceived by science teachers. Reports that teachers indicated weaknesses of current STS education and wanted more workshops and curriculum materials. Provides recommendations to educational practitioners based on the findings. (YP)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Opinions, Science and Society, Science Curriculum
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Boaler, Jo – British Educational Research Journal, 1994
Reports on a study of the move away from abstract calculations toward "mathematics in context" among 50 British female secondary school students. Discusses implications of findings in relation to reported female underachievement and disinterest in school mathematics. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Athletics, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
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Fraser, E. J. P. – British Educational Research Journal, 1994
Reports on the attitudes toward and achievement in mathematics among 7,169 undergraduate male and female students in British and Scottish universities. Finds large differences in participation rates between women and men in English and Scottish universities. (CFR)
Descriptors: Course Selection (Students), Educational Change, Females, Foreign Countries
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D'Agostino, Richard; And Others – SRA Journal of the Society of Research Administrators, 1991
A Society of Research Administrators national survey of research administrators gathered information on their organizational units, funding, professional, educational and personal characteristics, and areas of professional experience and involvement. Results are reported as compiled questionnaire response data and in the form of an administrator…
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Qualifications, Higher Education, National Surveys
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Stallings, Jane; And Others – Elementary School Journal, 1986
Evaluates the effect of a comprehensive teacher training program in Instructional Theory into Practice (ITIP) on student achievement. Reports findings of two phases of a four-phase Follow-Through study. Achievement test scores indicate that students in the project made significant gains in reading and mathematics. (DR)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Classroom Techniques, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Education
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Borg, Mark G.; Falzon, Joseph M. – British Educational Research Journal, 1995
Reports on a study of the role of pupil age in scholastic performance among 4,123 Maltese primary-age students. Finds a strong and consistent age effect in Maltese, English, and mathematics achievement in three grade levels. Also finds that girls consistently outperformed boys in the three subjects. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Age Differences, Age Grade Placement, Child Development
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Riding, Richard; Caine, Tracey – Educational Psychology: An International Journal of Experimental Educational Psychology, 1993
Reports on a preliminary study of cognitive style and performance of 182 secondary students on the British General Certificate of Secondary Education. Finds that students who tested at an intermediate position on both dimensions of the Wholist-Analytic cognitive style measure did best on the test. (CFR)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Cognitive Style, Cognitive Tests, Educational Assessment
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Lambert, Wallace E.; And Others – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1993
Reports on a 3-year study of approximately 100 students through grades 4, 5, and 6 on the impact of a variety of second-language learning options among English-speaking children in francophone Canada. Finds that those options that use early, French-only environments were most effective. (CFR)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Policy, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries
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