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Stacey, Kaye – Indonesian Mathematical Society Journal on Mathematics Education, 2011
PISA, the OECD's international program of assessment of reading, scientific and mathematical literacy (www.oecd.org/pisa), aims to assess the ability of 15 year olds to use the knowledge and skills that have acquired at school in real world tasks and challenges. It also uses questionnaires to gather data on students' attitudes to learning and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Numeracy, Mathematics Tests
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Rahayu, Sri; Kita, Masakazu – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2010
This study investigated Indonesian and Japanese students' understandings of macroscopic and submicroscopic levels of representing matter and its changes and the difficulties they have with these concepts. A multiple-choice questionnaire was constructed and delivered to 447 Indonesian and 446 Japanese public senior high school students. The data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, High School Students, Misconceptions
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Suprapto, Nadi – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
Indonesia always continually failed international assessments even though many efforts have been made. The results of PISA 2012 put Indonesian students in the worst position. In contrast, East Asian countries' performance well in mathematics, reading, and science. Indeed, Singapore has the best performance in the Southeast Asia region even in the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students
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Shinno, Yusuke – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
This paper reports on combining semiotic and discursive approaches to reification in classroom interactions. It focuses on the discursive characteristics and semiotic processes involved in the teaching and learning of square roots in a ninth grade classroom in Japan. The purpose of this study is to characterize the development of mathematical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 9, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematical Concepts
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Munroe, Lloyd – European Journal of Educational Research, 2015
This paper describes a pedagogical framework that teachers can use to support students who are engaged in solving open-ended problems, by explaining how two Japanese expert teachers successfully apply open-ended problems in their mathematics class. The Open-Ended Approach (OPA) framework consists of two main sections: Understanding Mathematical…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Educational Research, Mathematics Instruction, Curriculum Design
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Stols, Gerrit; Ono, Yumiko; Rogan, John – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2015
Beliefs help shape how teachers perceive effective mathematics teaching. Providers of professional development, be they local or from other countries, need to be cognisant of such perceptions. This paper seeks to answer the question, "What do South African teachers perceive as effective and ineffective teaching for developing conceptual…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Curriculum Implementation
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Miyazaki, Mikio; Kimiho, Chino; Katoh, Ryuhei; Arai, Hitoshi; Ogihara, Fumihiro; Oguchi, Yuichi; Morozumi, Tatsuo; Kon, Mayuko; Komatsu, Kotaro – International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education, 2012
Three-dimensional dynamic geometry software has the power to enhance students' learning of spatial geometry. The purpose of this research is to clarify what potential using three-dimensional dynamic geometry software can offer us in terms of how to develop the spatial geometry curriculum in lower secondary schools. By focusing on the impacts the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Software, Computer Simulation, Animation
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Makiguchi, Tsunesaburo – Schools: Studies in Education, 2015
This "From the Archives" article was originally published in Japanese in v6 n3 Mar 1936 of the Japanese-language journal "Shinkyo" (New Teachings), a periodical publication of the Soka Kyoiku Gakkai, the Society for Value-Creating Education, established by Tsunesaburo Makiguchi in 1930. This installment of "On Attitudes…
Descriptors: Educational Attitudes, Ideology, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior
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Yamada, Shoko – Comparative Education Review, 2015
This article, with the aim of identifying elements that constitute the characteristics of an academic space within comparative education, analyzes how comparative education has been discussed and practiced in Japan, based on a questionnaire completed by 264 members of the Japan Comparative Education Society and classification of articles published…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Classification
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Haris, Ikhfan – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2014
Information communication and technology (ICT) has been used in various fields. The use of teleconference for teaching and learning activities is currently not a new topic in global world. In Indonesia, through IMHERE Program from Directorate of Higher Education, some universities have been connected with a network of teleconference as a medium of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Teleconferencing, Secondary School Students
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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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Komatsu, Kotaro; Tsujiyama, Yosuke; Sakamaki, Aruta – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2014
Proof and proving are important components of school mathematics and have multiple functions in mathematical practice. Among these functions of proof, this paper focuses on the discovery function that refers to invention of a new statement or conjecture by reflecting on or utilizing a constructed proof. Based on two cases in which eighth and ninth…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Logic, Validity, Grade 8
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Miyakawa, Takeshi – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2017
This paper reports the results of an international comparative study on the nature of proof to be taught in geometry. Proofs in French and Japanese lower secondary schools were explored by analyzing curricular documents: mathematics textbooks and national curricula. Analyses on the three aspects of proof--statement, proof, and theory--suggested by…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Mathematical Logic, Geometry, Teaching Methods
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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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Naganuma, Shotaro – International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement, 2017
Scientific literacy has been measured by a variety of assessment tools in the past few decades. International surveys such as Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) emphasize the importance of scientific literacy. Scientific literacy is now regarded as a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientific Literacy, Performance Based Assessment, Scoring Rubrics
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