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ERIC Number: EJ1105594
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-2156-1400
A Recipe for Success: A Comparative View of Mathematics Teacher Education in Finland and Singapore
Gísladóttir, Berglind; Jóhannsdóttir, Björg
Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, v1 n2 p14-17 Fall-Win 2010
Finland and Singapore are both nations that have excelled in mathematics on international assessments, such as the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). Evidence of Finland's educational success emerged with the outcome of the first PISA study in 2000. Since then, many have looked to Finland for explanations. Within the field of education, many believe the reasons for the success are primarily pedagogical, referring to Finland's excellent teachers and high--quality teacher education. Similarly for Singapore, the consistency in the country's good outcome in the TIMSS study has brought the world's attention to this small island country. This article explores the similarities and differences in the educational systems of these two countries.
Program in Mathematics and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University. 525 West 120th Street Box 210-M, New York, NY 10027. Web site: http://www.tc.columbia.edu/jmetc
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education; Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland; Singapore
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment; Progress in International Reading Literacy Study; Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study