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Ong, Eng-Tek; Ruthven, Kenneth – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2012
This paper reports the relative effectiveness of Smart and Mainstream schooling in terms of student achievement in science. The participants comprised 770 secondary school Form 3 (15-year-old) students from two Smart Schools and two Mainstream Schools in Malaysia. Using students' Standardised National Examination (SNE) primary-school science…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Science Achievement, Statistical Analysis, Foreign Countries
Tek, Ong Eng; Ruthven, Kenneth – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2004
1999 marks an important milestone when the Malaysian Ministry of Education launched its 3-year pilot Smart Schools Initiative in 87 schools across the country. This study aims to compare the differential perceptions on science learning experience between a group of 383 Form 3 (Year 9 equivalent in the UK) students in two Smart schools and a group…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Cognitive Style, Multivariate Analysis, Science Process Skills