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Buchholtz, Nils; Kaiser, Gabriele – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2013
Innovative programs for restructuring the entry phase of mathematics teacher education programs have been implemented at various German universities within the last few years. This article reports about the design and the results of a longitudinal evaluation study of the effectiveness of two of these programs aiming to improve mathematics teacher…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Mathematics Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teacher Education
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Greefrath, Gilbert; Koepf, Wolfram; Neugebauer, Christoph – International Journal of Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, 2017
In recent years, universities have been increasingly complaining that the basic mathematics skills of new students barely satisfy the requirements of many degree courses. They criticise the high dropout rates, especially in mathematics and natural sciences degrees, and link them to the lack of basic skills of university entrants. Many universities…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Attendance, Computer Science Education, Mathematics Skills
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Niklas, Frank; Schneider, Wolfgang – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2014
Mathematical competencies are important not only for academic achievement at school but also for professional success later in life. Although we know a lot about the impact of "Home Literacy Environment" on the development of early linguistic competencies, research on "Home Numeracy Environment" (HNE) and the assessment of its…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family Environment, Literacy, Mathematics Skills
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Schukajlow, Stanislaw; Krug, André – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 2014
Encouraging students to develop multiple solutions for given problems is an important way to improve mathematical knowledge. However, the influence of this teaching element on students' interest-related motivational orientations is an open question. In this article, we report the results of an experimental study (N = 145) that was carried out to…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Prompting, Relevance (Education)
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Wang, J.; Lu, X. – ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 2018
As a component of the ongoing development of the mathematics curriculum in China, we compare the country's high school mathematics textbooks with those of several other countries. We base our analysis on the assumption that textbooks, as primary printed teaching resources, are key tools for interpreting educational policy. In this paper, we…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Textbooks, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Powell, Justin J. W.; Dusdal, Jennifer – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2017
Charting significant growth in science production over the 20th century in four European Union member states, this neo-institutional analysis describes the development and current state of universities and research institutes that bolster Europe's position as a key region in global science. On-going internationalization and Europeanization of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientific Research, Research Universities, Research and Development Centers
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Dede, Yüksel – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
This study presents a small part of a larger study investigating Turkish and German mathematics teachers' and their students' values (Values in Mathematics Teaching in Turkey and Germany). The main focus of the study was school levels of the teachers working at primary and secondary schools. The interactions related to nationality were also of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Values
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Brisson, Brigitte Maria; Dicke, Anna-Lena; Gaspard, Hanna; Häfner, Isabelle; Flunger, Barbara; Nagengast, Benjamin; Trautwein, Ulrich – American Educational Research Journal, 2017
The present study investigated the effectiveness of two short relevance interventions (writing a text or evaluating quotations about the utility of mathematics) using a sample of 1,916 students in 82 math classrooms in a cluster randomized controlled experiment. Short-term and sustained effects (6 weeks and 5 months after the intervention) of the…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Intervention, Mathematics Instruction, Randomized Controlled Trials
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Xie, Jinyu; Huang, Erjia – Frontiers of Education in China, 2010
Based on a literature review from English language journals related to the field of human resource development (HRD), the conceptual framework for this study was derived from the models developed by American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) for HRD practice. This study compared and analyzed the similarities and differences in HRD roles,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Labor Force Development, Human Resources
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Toporkova, Olga; Glebova, Ekaterina; Vysotskaia, Inna V.; Tikhaeva, Victoria V. – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
Background/Objectives: The main objective of the article is to study, analyze and organize the modern German experience in the sphere of social pedagogical and educational work with socially unprotected adults, including youth and the elderly. The retrospective analysis threw light on the background of work with socially unprotected adults in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intergenerational Programs, Adults, Social Work
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Gumaelius, Lena; Almqvist, Monica; Árnadóttir, Anna; Axelsson, Anders; Conejero, J. Alberto; García-Sabater, José P.; Klitgaard, Lene; Kozma, Cecilia; Maheut, Julien; Marin-Garcia, Juan; Mickos, Henrik; Nilsson, Per-Olof; Norén, Agneta; Pinho-Lopes, Margarida; Prenzel, Manfred; Ray, Johanna; Roxå, Torgny; Voss, Mirjam – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2016
Since the 1990s, the low number of students choosing to study science and technology in higher education has been on the societal agenda and many initiatives have been launched to promote awareness regarding career options. The initiatives particularly focus on increasing enrolment in the engineering programmes. This article describes and compares…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Universities, Science Interests, College Programs
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Buschhüter, David; Spoden, Christian; Borowski, Andreas – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
Over the last decades, the percentage of the age group choosing to pursue university studies has increased significantly across the world. At the same time, there are university teachers who believe that the standards have fallen. There is little research on whether students nowadays demonstrate knowledge or abilities similar to that of the…
Descriptors: Physics, Foreign Countries, Knowledge Level, Comparative Analysis
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Sakhiyeva, Farida A.; Berdibayeva, Sveta K.; Kasymova, Roza S.; Shagyrbayeva, Mentay; Smatova, Clara B.; Orazbayeva, Ayimbala Sh. – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
Considers the lines of development for ethnic-national values as the driving force of the Kazakh nation's multiethnic society, characterizes ethnic and national value orientations inherent in the representatives of the Kazakh nation based on a comparison of value orientations of Kazakh living in Kazakhstan and abroad, determines the dominating…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Ethnic Groups, Values, Foreign Countries
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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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Scholz, Markus; Niesch, Harald; Steffen, Olaf; Ernst, Baerbel; Loeffler, Markus; Witruk, Evelin; Schwarz, Hans – International Journal of Special Education, 2008
The aim of this study is to evaluate the benefit of chess in mathematics lessons for children with learning disabilities based on lower intelligence (IQ 70-85). School classes of four German schools for children with learning disabilities were randomly assigned to receive one hour of chess lesson instead of one hour of regular mathematics lessons…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Mental Retardation, Mathematics Skills, Computation
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