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Tan, Minda; Bodovski, Katerina – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2020
China implemented a policy to improve education equity through investing in boarding programs of public schools in rural and less-developed areas. However, this policy has not been informed by empirical research in the Chinese context. By using the nationally representative longitudinal data, this study investigates whether and to what extent…
Descriptors: Boarding Schools, Academic Achievement, Rural Areas, Mathematics Tests
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Ayieko, Rachel A.; Gokbel, Elif N.; Nelson, Bryan – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2017
This study uses the 2011 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study to investigate the relationships among students' and teachers' computer use, and eighth-grade students' mathematical reasoning in three high-achieving nations: Finland, Chinese Taipei, and Singapore. The study found a significant negative relationship in all three…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Mathematics Achievement
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Yu, Shu-Chun – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2015
With the trend toward globalization and the continual change of the ethnic composition of the U.S. population, there is increasing awareness in the U.S. that not every child is raised in an English-only family. The purpose of this research is to explore the relationships among heritage language proficiency, ethnic identity, and self-esteem in the…
Descriptors: Native Language, Language Proficiency, Ethnicity, Self Esteem