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Zulfikar, Teuku – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2013
Many Indonesian scholars (Azra, 2002; Darmaningtyas, 2004; Yunus, 2004), have attempted to bring progressive education to their country. They believe that progressive practices such as critical thinking, critical dialogue and child-centered instruction will help students learn better. However, this implementation is resisted because of cultural…
Descriptors: Progressive Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Philosophy, Critical Thinking
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Haara, Frode Olav; Bolstad, Oda Heidi; Jenssen, Eirik S. – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
The development of mathematical literacy in schools is of significant concern at the policy level, and research is an important source of information in this process. This review article focuses on areas of research interest identified in empirical projects on mathematical literacy, and how mathematical literacy in schools is approached by…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Educational Research, Educational Practices, Concept Formation
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Ransome, Myrna; Mohamed, Musa El Sharief; Bridgemohan, Puran – World Journal of Education, 2016
The colonial fallacy that only a few persons are endowed with the capabilities to conceptualize mathematics, coupled with the belief that society equates mathematical ability with intellectual superiority, have contributed to low levels of mathematical self-concept and achievement among some students of mathematics. Some of these students are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Beliefs
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Gravemeijer, Koeno; Stephan, Michelle; Julie, Cyril; Lin, Fou-Lai; Ohtani, Minoru – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
This paper attempts to engage the field in a discussion about what mathematics is needed for students to engage in society, especially with an increase in technology and digitalization. In this respect, mathematics holds a special place in STEM as machines do most of the calculations that students are taught in K-12. We raise questions about what…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Skills, Futures (of Society), Mathematical Logic
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Naresh, Nirmala – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
Workplace mathematics, a subgroup of research on everyday mathematics and ethnomathematics documents the mathematical activities of both adults and children outside school settings. In this paper, I document the mental mathematical activities of a group of bus conductors in Chennai, India. I draw into the research areas of mental computation and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Workplace Literacy, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Skills
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Saefurrohman; Balinas, Elvira S. – International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education, 2016
The new language assessment policies in the Philippines and in Indonesia have impact on English teachers' assessment practices. Classroom assessment; as mandated in the current curriculum of both countries swifts from sources of information to the inseparable process of teaching and learning. This study describes Filipino and Indonesian high…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Teachers, English (Second Language), Secondary School Teachers
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Wijaya, Ariyadi; van den Heuvel-Panhuizen, Marja; Doorman, Michiel – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2015
In this study, we investigated teachers' teaching practices and their underlying beliefs regarding context-based tasks to find a possible explanation for students' difficulties with these tasks. The research started by surveying 27 Junior High School teachers from seven schools in Indonesia through a written questionnaire. Then, to further examine…
Descriptors: Teaching Styles, Teaching Methods, Beliefs, Educational Practices
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Suhaimi, Zuhairina; Shahrill, Masitah; Tengah, Khairul Amilin; Abbas, Nor'Arifahwati Haji – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2016
This study incorporated the use of writing-to-learn strategy, particularly journal writing, in Grade 10 mathematics lessons. Although part of a study conducted to investigate the effects of journal writing on academically lower-achieving learners with English as their second language, this paper will focus only on the students' perceptions of…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Student Attitudes, Journal Writing, Grade 10
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Hernández, Maria L.; Levy, Rachel; Felton-Koestler, Mathew D.; Zbiek, Rose Mary – Mathematics Teacher, 2016
In 2015, mathematics leaders and instructors from the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (COMAP), with input from NCTM, came together to write the "Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Mathematical Modeling Education" (GAIMME) report as a resource for…
Descriptors: Mathematical Models, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Teachers
Lin, Tony; Erfan, Sasan – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2016
Mathematical modeling is an open-ended research subject where no definite answers exist for any problem. Math modeling enables thinking outside the box to connect different fields of studies together including statistics, algebra, calculus, matrices, programming and scientific writing. As an integral part of society, it is the foundation for many…
Descriptors: Mathematical Models, Mathematics, High School Students, Secondary School Mathematics
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Acosta, Daniel – Australian Senior Mathematics Journal, 2014
This article describes a project inspired by Liping Ma's "Exploring New Knowledge" in which future 7-12 grade mathematics teachers enrolled in a fall 2013 capstone course at a typical regional state university were assigned fictitious student conjectures. These future teachers (all current high school mathematics teachers) were…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teachers, Student Teaching, Secondary School Teachers
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Schell-Straub, Sigrid – International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, 2013
This article describes a scientific and practical journey through the worlds of mathematics education and development education/global education. It explores one link in detail: critical mathematics education and the competency 'mathematical modelling' in theory and practice. It describes a case study of a secondary school in Baden-Württemberg,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Competency Based Teacher Education, Global Education, Secondary School Curriculum
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Kaur, Berinderjeet – ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 2017
This paper explores the impact of the course "Teaching and Learning of Mathematics (Grades 7 and 8)" for the preparation of pre-service secondary mathematics teachers. It examines how pre-service teachers perceived mathematical problem solving and communicating mathematical knowledge before and after the course. The main objective of the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Grade 7
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Cai, Jinfa; Ding, Meixia – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2017
Researchers have long debated the meaning of mathematical understanding and ways to achieve mathematical understanding. This study investigated experienced Chinese mathematics teachers' views about mathematical understanding. It was found that these mathematics teachers embrace the view that understanding is a web of connections, which is a result…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematical Aptitude, Mathematics Achievement
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Saefurrohman – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
This study was conducted using a mix method design with 24 Indonesian junior high school English teachers as respondents who completed the questionnaire on classroom assessment practices. Six respondents participated in an interview and observation to further clarify their practices on classroom assessment. The study found that an Indonesian…
Descriptors: Preferences, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Junior High Schools
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