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Yang, Xinrong; Kaiser, Gabriele; König, Johannes; Blömeke, Sigrid – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Research on teacher noticing in the field of mathematics education research has increased in the last decade; however, only a few studies have investigated the social and cultural impact on teachers' noticing. This paper describes results of an international comparative study on (in-service) mathematics teachers' professional noticing in China and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Mathematics Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Sang, Wenjuan; Simpson, Amber – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Educators have been interested in the global maker movement as it provides hands-on learning opportunities for youths to enhance their knowledge and skills of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). This study aims to understand the maker movement from the perspective of frame analysis and collective action frames. Based on 33…
Descriptors: Shared Resources and Services, Global Approach, Educational Change, STEM Education
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Gu, Jianjun; Xu, Meidan; Hong, Jonchao – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Technological literacy (TL) as the goal of technology education guides the construction of the technology education curriculum in China. Previous studies investigating technological literacy were limited to K-12 students and had some ambiguities in the definition of technology, theoretical framework, and assessed criterion, and a measurement…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Construction, Construct Validity, Surveys
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Wang, Zhaoyun; McDougall, Douglas – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
This study examined and compared the intended mathematics curricula according to topic coverage, focus, coherence, and learning progression in grades 1-12 within China and the province of Ontario, Canada. The findings show that the overall topics in the two curricula are similar: Chinese curriculum covers 78 topics out of 79 while the Ontario…
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Elementary School Mathematics, Secondary School Mathematics, Foreign Countries
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Kang, Rui; Liu, Di – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
This article describes a study of how Chinese preservice teachers unpacked a learning goal pertaining to adding fractions and understanding the concepts underlying the operation. Based on work in the USA by Morris, Hiebert, and Spizter ("Journal for Research in Mathematics Education," 40(5), 491-529, 2009), 50 Chinese preservice teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Fractions, Addition
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Li, Mang; Zheng, Chunping; Liang, Jyh-Chong; Zhang, Yun; Tsai, Chin-Chung – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
This study explored the structural relationships among secondary school students' conceptions, self-regulation, and strategies of learning science in mainland China. Three questionnaires, namely conceptions of learning science (COLS), self-regulation of learning science (SROLS), and strategies of learning science (SLS) were developed for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Science, Science Instruction, Student Attitudes
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Ding, Lin – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
This study examines progression trends of Chinese students' scientific reasoning skills across grade levels from elementary school to university. A large-scale survey using the Classroom Test of Scientific Reasoning (CTSR) was conducted with 2669 Chinese students at 13 grade levels (grades 4-16). The construct validity of the CTSR was first…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Thinking Skills, Skill Development, Elementary School Students
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Zhao, Xiaoyan; Van den Heuvel-Panhuizen, Marja; Veldhuis, Michiel – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
This study investigated Chinese primary school mathematics teachers' views on assessment in an effort to determine their assessment profiles. A large-scale questionnaire survey with 1101 teachers from 12 Chinese provinces and regions was carried out. The teachers reported to use assessment on a daily or weekly basis for different purposes. They…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Wu, Yingkang; Hwang, Stephen; Cai, Jinfa – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
In this exploratory study, we developed a portrait of the challenges and strategic responses of secondary mathematics teacher educators (MTEs) in Chinese universities. The MTEs reported encountering more challenges when teaching pedagogical courses and supervising student teachers than when teaching college mathematics courses and teaching…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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Cai, Jinfa; Jiang, Chunlian – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
This paper reports on 2 studies that examine how mathematical problem posing is integrated in Chinese and US elementary mathematics textbooks. Study 1 involved a historical analysis of the problem-posing (PP) tasks in 3 editions of the most widely used elementary mathematics textbook series published by People's Education Press in China over 3…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Content Analysis
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Ding, Lin; Wei, Xin; Mollohan, Katherine – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
An ultimate goal of higher education is to prepare our future workers with needed knowledge and skills. This includes cultivating students to become proficient reasoners who can utilize proper scientific reasoning to devise causal inferences from observations. Conventionally, students with more years of higher education are expected to have a…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Science Process Skills, Thinking Skills, Logical Thinking
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Zhang, Qiaoping; Barkatsas, Tasos; Law, Huk-Yuen; Leu, Yuh-Chyn; Seah, Wee Tiong; Wong, Ngai-Ying – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
It has become increasingly recognized that what teachers and students value affect teaching and learning in general and in the area of mathematics in particular. Yet, the extent to which this is so varies across cultural regions. In recent years, how the ethnic Chinese teach and learn mathematics has attracted much attention worldwide. It is…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Value Judgment, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes
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Jin, Hui; Hokayem, Hayat; Wang, Sasha; Wei, Xin – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
As China and the United States become the top two carbon emitters in the world, it is crucial for citizens in both countries to construct a sophisticated understanding of energy consumption issues. This interview study examines how U.S. and Chinese students compare in explaining and arguing about two critical energy consumption issues: burning…
Descriptors: Biology, Interviews, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences
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Jin, Haiyue; Wong, Khoon Yoong – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
Conceptual understanding is a major aim of mathematics education, and concept map has been used in non-mathematics research to uncover the relations among concepts held by students. This article presents the results of using concept map to assess conceptual understanding of basic algebraic concepts held by a group of 48 grade 8 Chinese students.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 8, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts
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Zhang, Danhui; Campbell, Todd – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
This study aims to better understand questions related to the impact of teacher quality and access to qualified teachers in China. A large-scale data set collected in 2010 in China was used along with concurrently collected teacher questionnaires. In total, surveys from 9,943 8th grade students from 343 middle schools in 6 provinces were used,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Qualifications, Questionnaires
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