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Halls, W. D., Ed. – 1990
The global status of comparative education from the 1960s to the present is presented in three parts. Part 1 comprises a general review of the background to seven regional studies. The review provides a picture of the overall historical development; the modifications in the concept of comparative education that have occurred; the general…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Development
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Thompson, W. Warren – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 1985
Correlations of home and school environment variables with the educational performance of 392 seven- and ten-year-old students in Northern Ireland were studied in 1970. Home influences of parent behavior, home literacy, and educational ambition were more important predictors of intelligence and reading/math attainment than were school and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Community Influence, Comparative Analysis, Educational Environment
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Lean, Glendon A.; And Others – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1990
Investigated were Australian and Papua New Guinean elementary school children's strategies and errors on arithmetic word problems. Reports that (1) the two samples showed similar strategies and similar errors and (2) the main variable determining difficulty was the semantic structure of the questions. (YP)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics