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Hong, Dae S.; Choi, Kyong Mi – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2018
This paper compares sections on functions and linear functions from two Korean textbooks and an American standards-based textbook (University of Chicago School Mathematics Project [UCSMP] Algebra) to understand differences and similarities among these textbooks through horizontal and vertical analyses. We found that these textbooks provide…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Textbooks
Yang, Christine K. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
Mathematics education has emerged to be of prime importance in the United States, as American students' performance has shown to be consistently and significantly lower than many other nations in the world (Rampey, Dion, & Donahue, 2009; National Center for Education Statistics, n.d.; OECD Programme for International Student Assessment, n.d.).…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Mathematics Education, Problem Solving, Metacognition
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Choi, Kyong-Mi; Park, Hye-Jin – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2013
This study compares American and Korean curriculum standards, textbooks, and geometry items to help explain the consistent differences that have been found between the achievement levels of U.S. and Korean students in the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) mathematics. Since PISA measures the mathematical proficiency of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geometry, Mathematics Education, Comparative Analysis
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Kim, Sun Hee; Kim, Soojin – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2010
What should we do to educate the mathematically gifted and how should we do it? In this research, to satisfy diverse mathematical and cognitive demands of the gifted who have excellent learning ability and task tenacity in mathematics, we sought to apply mathematical modeling. One of the objectives of the gifted education in Korea is cultivating…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Educational Objectives, Foreign Countries, Mathematics
Kim, Dong-Joong – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This study investigated and compared how native-English and native-Korean speaking university students, who received their education respectively in the U.S. and in Korea, thought about the concepts of "infinity" and "limit". The primary motivation for this study was the discontinuity in Korean and the continuity in English…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, English, Korean, College Students
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Yonezawa, Akiyoshi; Horta, Hugo; Osawa, Aki – Comparative Education, 2016
The academic profession contributes to shaping the capacity and identity of higher education systems. In East and Southeast Asia, there is a need for further discussion on the regional identity characteristics of the academic profession to account for its multiple origins and national and international dimensions. Data from two large-scale…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Comparative Analysis
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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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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
Novotna, Jarmila, Ed.; Moraova, Hana, Ed.; Kratka, Magdalena, Ed.; Stehlikova, Nad'a, Ed. – International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2006
This volume of the 30th annual proceedings of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education conference presents: plenary panel papers; research forum papers; short oral communication papers; and poster presentation papers from the meeting. Information relating to discussion groups and working sessions is also provided.…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Mathematics Instruction
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Choi, Kyong Mi; Lee, Young-Sun; Park, Yoon Soo – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2015
International trended assessments have long attempted to provide instructional information to educational researchers and classroom teachers. Studies have shown that traditional methods of item analysis have not provided specific information that can be directly applicable to improve student performance. To this end, cognitive diagnosis models…
Descriptors: International Assessment, Mathematics Tests, Grade 8, Models
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Hong, Dae S.; Choi, Kyong Mi – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2018
In this study, we analyzed and compared reasoning and proving opportunities in geometry lessons from American standard-based textbooks and Korean textbooks to understand how these textbooks provide student opportunities to engage in reasoning and proving activities. Overall, around 40% of exercise problems in Core Plus Mathematics Project (CPMP)…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Comparative Analysis, Geometry, Mathematics Instruction
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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
Rasmussen, Chris; Kwon, Oh Nam; Allen, Karen; Marrongelle, Karen; Burtch, Mark – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2006
This paper provides an overview of the Inquiry-Oriented Differential Equations (IO-DE) project and reports on the main results of a study that compared students' beliefs, skills, and understandings in IO-DE classes to more conventional approaches. The IO-DE project capitalizes on advances within mathematics and mathematics education, including the…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Equations (Mathematics), Instructional Design, Mathematics Education
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Kwon, Oh Nam; Allen, Karen; Rasmussen, Chris – School Science and Mathematics, 2005
This study investigates students' retention of mathematical knowledge and skills in two differential equations classes. Posttests and delayed posttests after 1 year were administered to students in inquiry-oriented and traditional classes. The results show that students in the inquiry-oriented class retained conceptual knowledge, as seen by their…
Descriptors: Equations (Mathematics), Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Retention (Psychology)
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