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Cai, Jinfa; Wang, Tao – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2010
This study investigates Chinese and U.S. teachers' cultural beliefs concerning effective mathematics teaching from the teachers' perspectives. Although sharing some common beliefs, the two groups of teachers think differently about both mathematics understanding and the features of effective teaching. The sample of U.S. teachers put more emphasis…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Textbooks, Student Participation, Humor
Whitty, Geoff, Ed.; Furlong, John, Ed. – Symposium Books, 2017
In the English-speaking world, university Schools of Education are usually heavily involved in the professional preparation of teachers. Yet, in England and the USA in particular, the role of universities in teacher education has increasingly seemed under threat as alternative providers of training have come on the scene, often with the overt…
Descriptors: Universities, Schools of Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Role of Education
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Curran, Christina M., Ed.; Petersen, Amy J., Ed. – IGI Global, 2017
As classrooms are becoming more diverse, teachers are now faced with the responsibility of creating an inclusive classroom community. As such, researching classroom pedagogies and practices is an imperative step in curriculum planning. The "Handbook of Research on Classroom Diversity and Inclusive Education Practice" is an authoritative…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Classroom Environment, Guides, Federal Legislation
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Lang, Xia – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 1999
Provides an overview of recent changes in calculus education at Chinese colleges and universities. Focuses on the changes parallel to the development of computer-assisted instruction (CAI) technology and software. Discusses how the wide application of mathematical CAI software has greatly facilitated mathematical experimentation and offerings of…
Descriptors: Calculus, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Development, Educational Change
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Swetz, Frank J. – Mathematics Teacher, 1995
Examines how ancient Chinese mathematicians attempted to correct an error concerning the volume of a sphere in the Nine Chapters on the Mathematical Art, a compendium of the mathematics known and used in China in ancient times. (MKR)
Descriptors: Ancient History, Geometry, Mathematics Education, Mathematics History
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Xin, Ziqiang; Lin, Chongde; Zhang, Li; Yan, Rong – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2007
Compared with standard arithmetic word problems demanding only the direct use of number operations and computations, realistic problems are harder to solve because children need to incorporate "real-world" knowledge into their solutions. Using the realistic word problem testing materials developed by Verschaffel, De Corte, and Lasure…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Arithmetic, Word Problems (Mathematics), Foreign Countries
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Cai, Jinfa; Lester, Frank K., Jr. – Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 2005
This study involved an investigation of the relationship between the kinds of solution representations Chinese and U.S. students use and the sorts of pedagogical representations Chinese and U.S. teachers use during instruction. The findings suggest that the representations teachers use influence the representations their students use and, hence,…
Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Cultural Differences, Cross Cultural Studies, Mathematics Instruction
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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Wette, Rosemary; Barkhuizen, Gary – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2009
Recent accounts of college-level English language teaching in China describe environments that, although constrained by the College English Test (CET), are undergoing changes in a number of curriculum areas, including recognition of the need to incorporate communicative approaches and the assessment of practical language abilities. In such times,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), College Second Language Programs, English Teachers
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New Horizons in Education, 1996
The journal issue contains articles in either Chinese or English, each with abstracts in both languages. They include: "'Every Person Is a Creative Being': Teaching Method Designed To Cultivate Creativity from the Perspective of Educational Psychology" (Wai Man Lee); "Sex Differences in Problem Behaviour and the Self-Concept: An…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Behavior Problems, Change Strategies, Chinese
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New Horizons, 1994
This document consists of the three separately-published annual issues of the Hong Kong Teachers' Association Journal of Education, "New Horizons," for the years 1992, 1993, and 1994. Issues contain articles on a variety of topics at all levels of education. Some articles are in English, some in Chinese. Topics include: compulsory…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Business Administration, Business Administration Education, Career Development
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Cheung, Derek; Ma, Hong-jia; Yang, Jie – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2009
The importance of research on misconceptions about chemical equilibrium is well recognized by educators, but in the past, researchers' interest has centered on student misconceptions and has neglected teacher misconceptions. Focusing on the effects of adding more reactants or products on chemical equilibrium, this article discusses the various…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Chemistry, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers
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Shen, Wenju; Emrick, Susan – Southern Social Studies Journal, 1994
Asserts that multicultural education is an integral part of the school curriculum. Describes a three-week interdisciplinary unit on China combining social studies, language arts, mathematics, the arts, and computer skills. Includes a list of children's literature, a sample lesson, and a map of China. (CFR)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Class Activities, Content Area Reading, Elementary Education
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Reid, David A. – Mathematics Teacher, 1998
Focuses on teaching in China, concentrating on two particular aspects of teaching: teaching students to prove in geometry and the details of what teachers do in classrooms. (ASK)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Foreign Countries, Geometry, Mathematical Concepts