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Kovaleva, G. – Russian Education and Society, 2010
In terms of the quality of the teaching of mathematics and the natural sciences, Russia's school students in the fourth and eighth grades rank among the top ten countries out of the fifty-nine countries taking part in the TIMSS-2007 study. For Russia, TIMSS [Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study] is the first international…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Mathematics Education, Science Education
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Zuckerman, G. A.; Obukhova, O. L. – Russian Education & Society, 2015
D. Elkonin's thesis that thinking is much more closely related to writing than to oral speech formed the basis of our three-year formative experiment at the elementary school level. In order to test this idea, second-graders through fourth-graders were given a few assignments in which they were asked to exchange thoughts in writing with their…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Skill Development, Elementary School Students, Russian
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Sakk, Monica – Journal of Teacher Education for Sustainability, 2013
The purpose of the research was to monitor opinions of learners, parents and teachers on the aspects of coping at the second level of primary school in both Estonian-medium and Russian-medium schools. The research was carried out from 2006 to 2011. The research used a questionnaire which was administered to 652 learners and their parents in Forms…
Descriptors: Coping, Academic Achievement, Success, Student Attitudes
Brown, J. C. – United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior, 1915
The International Commission on the Teaching of Mathematics created by the International Congress of Mathematics at Rome, Italy, in 1908, submitted a large body of reports to the congress at Cambridge, England, in 1912. Those for the United States have been published as bulletins for the Bureau of Education. The material in this bulletin shows…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Curriculum, Elementary School Mathematics
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Zuckerman, Galina – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2004
What kind of developmental potential is present in elementary schoolchildren but hindered by the traditional type of education? Half a century ago Daniel El'konin and Vasili Davydov, the leaders of Russian Vygotskian educational psychology started answering this question. They suggested that reflection is a basic human ability and it can be…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Elementary Education, Metacognition, Foreign Countries