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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
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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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Yonezawa, Akiyoshi; Akiba, Hiroko; Hirouchi, Daisuke – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2009
To promote sustainable development within the global knowledge-based society, the Japanese government is urging the nation's higher education institutions to internationalize. Although a select number of Japanese universities are highly regarded in world university rankings, many observers argue that the majority of Japanese higher education…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sustainable Development, Government Role, Foreign Countries
Rohadi, Nyoman; Taylor, Peter C. – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 1992
Reports a study designed to compare science and nonscience Indonesian high school students' (n=400) energy-related knowledge and their attitudes toward energy conservation. Results indicated that (1) students in general have unfavorable attitudes toward energy conservation, and (2) nonscience students are less knowledgeable about energy-related…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Conservation Education, Correlation, Curriculum Development
Hope, Jack – 1990
The purpose of this report is to identify changes that need to be made in the Saskatchewan mathematics curriculum and to provide the curriculum writers and advisory committee with sufficient background information to develop a revised program and to evaluate teaching materials currently available. The purpose of Part 1 of the guide is to examine…
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Curriculum Research
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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
Goldenhersh, Barbara, Ed. – 1988
This document consists of three issues of the journal "Seedbed," an outcome of the Teachers' Center Project at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (SIUE). Issue Number 29 contains 67 articles on teachers' ideas that they thought worth sharing with other teachers. Issue Number 30 consists of a single paper, "Children and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Foreign Countries, Learning Activities, Mathematics Curriculum
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Potter, Suzanne – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2007
Despite increasing recognition that whole-school approaches to sustainability have an important contribution to make in moving society towards a more sustainable existence, progress in this area remains slow. By examining the practices of the Ananda Marga River School, a small independent school in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland of Queensland, this…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Student Empowerment, Private Schools, Case Studies
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Wright, Bob – Australian Journal of Education, 1992
It is argued that Australian elementary mathematics curricula have been influenced by earlier British and United States educational movements and theories and are out of touch with current research emphasizing a constructivist approach. A new model of young children's numerical development is offered, and recommendations for improving mathematical…
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Child Development, Cognitive Processes, Comparative Education
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Brown, Margaret – British Educational Research Journal, 1989
Argues that research shows that the concerns expressed about the Graded Assessment in Mathematics (GAIM) project are not serious and do not outweigh the positive benefits of the program. States that levels of achievement and development of mathematical learning are related. Urges the linking of summative and formative assessment. (KO)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Grades (Scholastic)
Gonzalez y Gonzalez, Elsa M.; Lincoln, Yvonna S. – International Journal of Educational Policy, Research, and Practice: Reconceptualizing Childhood Studies, 2005
This study proposes to answer the question--What is and might be the present and future scenarios of higher education institutions in Mexico according to their leaders' perceptions? Special emphasis is placed on the differences between public and private institutions. The study emphasized that leaders of private and public universities in Mexico…
Descriptors: Universities, Family Income, Population Growth, Foreign Countries
Chronicle of Higher Education, 2004
"Chronicle of Higher Education" presents an abundant source of news and information for college and university faculty members and administrators. This December 17, 2004 issue of "Chronicle for Higher Education" includes the following articles: (1) "Here's the Problem with Being So 'Smart'" (Williams, Jeffrey J.); (2)…
Descriptors: Social Change, Higher Education, Tuition, Popular Culture
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Curriculum Branch. – 1990
The Mathematics 16 program provides for the development of essential concepts, skills, and attitudes required for effective computation and problem solving. The program is activity-based, and addresses the need for students to be able to transfer and apply specific mathematical concepts and skills to more generalized situations in everyday life…
Descriptors: Calculators, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Computation
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Language Services Branch. – 1994
This teachers guide is the French translation of the second cycle for the secondary science curriculum. The document is presented in six sections. The first section provides a historic overview of the secondary school science program that emphasizes the Science, Technology, and Society approach. The second section discusses what the science class…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Concept Formation, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Foreign Countries
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Curriculum Branch. – 1990
The Mathematics 16 program provides for the development of essential concepts, skills, and attitudes required for effective computation and problem solving. The program is activity-based, and addresses the need for students to be able to transfer and apply specific mathematical concepts and skills to more generalized situations in everyday life…
Descriptors: Calculators, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Computation
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