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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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Andrews, Paul; Ryve, Andreas; Hemmi, Kirsti; Sayers, Judy – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2014
Finnish students' success on all three content domains of each of the four cycles of the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) has created much international interest. It has also prompted Finnish academics to offer systemic explanations typically linked to the structural qualities of Finnish schooling and teacher education.…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Interviews
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Hotulainen, Risto; Mononen, Riikka; Aunio, Pirjo – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
This paper reports the results of the improving thinking skills (ITS-1) intervention study on the thinking skills of low-achieving first graders. The intervention programme consists of 12 lessons, each lasting for 45 min. Lessons offer enriched-discovery learning activities and tasks to be solved through inductive reasoning. We used a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Thinking Skills, Intervention, Low Achievement
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Kuikka, Matti; Laakso, Mikko-Jussi; Joshi, Marjo – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2016
This article outlines the effect of the collaborative educational tool ViLLE when learning business mathematics in higher education. ViLLE validates students' answers during the assessment process and provides immediate feedback, enabling students to receive feedback and guidance about the correctness of their answers. The learning results in the…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Mathematics Instruction, Higher Education, College Mathematics
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Morony, Suzanne; Kleitman, Sabina; Lee, Yim Ping; Stankov, Lazar – International Journal of Educational Research, 2013
This study investigates the structure and cross-cultural (in)variance of mathematical self-beliefs in relation to mathematics achievement in two world regions: Confucian Asia (Singapore, South Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan) and Europe (Denmark, The Netherlands, Finland, Serbia and Latvia). This is done both pan-culturally and at a multigroup-level,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Achievement, Accuracy, Self Efficacy
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West, Kazuko Ito – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2013
What would be one of the most sensible ways for a country to invest to achieve maximal economic growth? A recent study (Chetty, Friedman, & Rockoff, 2011) by economists at Harvard and Columbia Universities shows that better teacher quality results in significantly higher students' lifetime earnings. And investing in public school teachers…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Public Schools, Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness
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Burny, Elise; Valcke, Martin; Desoete, Annemie – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2012
Recent studies have shown that children with mathematics difficulties (MD) have weaknesses in multiple areas of mathematics. Andersson, for example, recently found that children with MD perform significantly worse than other children on clock reading tasks. The present study builds on this recent finding and aims at a more profound understanding…
Descriptors: Memory, Reading Ability, Mathematical Aptitude, Mathematics Achievement
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Tuohilampi, Laura – REDIMAT - Journal of Research in Mathematics Education, 2016
Mathematics related affect turn from positive to negative during comprehensive school years worldwide. There is a clear need to find solutions to the problem. However, some gaps and problems appear in the methodologies and the common approaches used in the field. This article discusses five studies addressing affective development, challenges some…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education
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Abazaoglu, Ilkay; Aztekin, Serdar – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Teacher motivation is one of the factors that affect the realization of the teaching objectives, motivation and academic achievement of student. This study aimed to answer to the question "How is the relation between the students' academic (sciences and mathematics) achievement and teachers' morale/motivation in Singapore, Japan, Finland and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Motivation, Statistical Analysis, Hierarchical Linear Modeling
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Wasserman, Nicholas H. – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2011
Last year the United States unveiled the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English and Mathematics for grades K-12. In particular, the authors included two possible sequences of 8-12 mathematics courses that would fulfill the standards. Most notably, the courses titled "3a" and "3b" in these two sequences have become…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Mathematics Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences
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Brunila, Kristiina; Ryynänen, Sanna – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
Young people labelled "disadvantaged" or "at risk of social exclusion" are increasingly directed into publicly funded or NGO-based, partly privately financed projects in order to secure their desired integration into society through work or further education. In this article, we carry out a comparative analysis of youth…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Networks, Qualitative Research, Interviews
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Wang, Tzu-Ling; Yang, Der-Ching – European Journal of STEM Education, 2016
The purposes of this study were to compare the differences in the use of geometry in elementary school mathematics textbooks among Finland, Mainland China, Singapore, Taiwan, and the USA and to investigate the relationships between the design of the textbooks and students' performance on large-scale tests such as TIMSS-4 geometry, TIMSS-8…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Geometry, Mathematics Instruction, Textbooks
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Tuohilampi, Laura; Laine, Anu; Hannula, Markku S.; Varas, Leonor – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
Mathematics-related affect is established regarding both individual and interindividual levels. However, the interaction between the levels has not been elaborated. Furthermore, it is known that people may draw either from intrinsic or extrinsic experiences to construct their identities depending on their cultural environment. Thus, affective…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries, Mathematics, Questionnaires
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Sá, Elisabete; Dias, Diana; Sá, Maria José – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
The role of the university in society and the economy is evolving. Universities produce knowledge that promotes technological developments, which are, in turn, critical to economic growth and competitiveness in the global economy. Therefore, it is increasingly expected that universities become more entrepreneurial and assume this third mission in…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Foreign Countries, Transfer of Training, Comparative Analysis
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Baroutsis, Aspa; Lingard, Bob – Journal of Education Policy, 2017
This paper empirically documents media portrayals of Australia's performance on the Program for the International Student Assessment (PISA), 2000-2014. We analyse newspaper articles from two national and eight metropolitan newspapers. This analysis demonstrates increased media coverage of PISA over the period in question. Our research data were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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