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International Comparisons in Mathematics Education : Studies in Mathematics Education Series - Ian Huntly

International Comparisons in Mathematics Education

Studies in Mathematics Education Series

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Published: 11th November 1998
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A critical overview of the current debate and topical thinking on international comparative investigations in mathematics education. The contributors are all major figures in international comparisons in mathematics. The book highlights strengths and weaknesses in various systems worldwide, allowing teachers, researchers and academics to compare and contrast different approaches. A significant contribution to the international debate on standards in mathematics.

Series Editor's Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. 1
International Comparisons in Mathematics Education under the Perspective of Comparative Educationp. 3
Recent International Comparative Studies in Mathematics Education
The Second International Mathematics Studyp. 19
An Overview of the Third International Mathematics and Science Studyp. 30
Explaining TIMSS Mathematics Achievement: A Preliminary Surveyp. 48
An Examination of Instructional Practices in Six Countriesp. 68
Studying Mathematics Classrooms in Germany, Japan and the United States: Lessons from TIMSS Videotape Studyp. 86
The Case Study Project of TIMSSp. 104
Some Findings of the US-Japan Cross-cultural Research on Students' Problem-solving Behavioursp. 121
Comparative Studies on Teaching Mathematics in England and Germanyp. 140
Applications of Arithmetic in US and Chinese Textbooks: A Comparative Studyp. 151
What Can We Learn from International Comparative Studies in Mathematics Education?
The Value of Comparative Studiesp. 165
School Mathematics: The Impact of International Comparisons on National Policyp. 182
International Benchmarking as a Way to Improve School Mathematics Achievement in the Era of Globalizationp. 200
Gender Differences in Mathematics Achievement--Here Today and Gone Tomorrow?p. 213
Measurement Obstacles to International Comparisons and the Need for Regional Design and Analysis in Mathematics Surveysp. 225
The Rationality and Irrationality of International Comparative Studiesp. 241
Notes on Contributorsp. 257
Indexp. 263
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ISBN: 9780750709026
ISBN-10: 0750709022
Series: Studies in Mathematics Education Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 11th November 1998
Publisher: FALMER PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.42 x 15.57  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1