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Nixon, Ryan S.; Toerien, Rene; Luft, Julie A. – School Science and Mathematics, 2019
Despite agreement among teacher educators, scholars, and policymakers on the importance of teachers' subject matter knowledge (SMK), existing models provide limited information about the nature of this foundational component of teacher knowledge. The common assumption is that teachers need to know more about the science subject matter than their…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Secondary School Teachers
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Cozza, Barbara; Oreshkina, Maria – School Science and Mathematics, 2013
The purpose of this qualitative study was: (a) to explore the cognitive and metacognitive processes of mathematics problem-solving discourse of 10-year-old students in Russia, Spain, Hungary, and the United States; and (b) to explore the patterns of social interactions during small group work. Data were analyzed using a cognitive/metacognitive…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Cognitive Processes, Metacognition, Foreign Countries
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Stonier, Francis W.; Dickerson, Daniel L.; Lucking, Robert – School Science and Mathematics, 2012
The purpose of the study was to examine what science views were accepted or rejected by the Chinese university students. We administered the Thinking about Science Survey Instrument (TSSI) to 75 Chinese students in the Sichuan province who were enrolled in Science and Technology English classes. The TSSI focuses on nine key areas of science and…
Descriptors: Public Health, Statistical Analysis, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Roehrig, Gillian H.; Moore, Tamara J.; Wang, Hui-Hui; Park, Mi Sun – School Science and Mathematics, 2012
The problems that we face in our ever-changing, increasingly global society are multidisciplinary, and many require the integration of multiple science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts to solve them. National calls for improvement of STEM education in the United States are driving changes in policy, particularly in…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, State Standards, Academic Standards, Educational Change
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Stanton, Michael; Moore-Russo, Deborah – School Science and Mathematics, 2012
Since slope is a fundamental topic that is embedded throughout the U.S. secondary school curriculum, this study examined standards documents for all 50 states to determine how they address the concept of slope. The study used eleven conceptualizations of slope as categories to classify the material in the documents. The findings indicate that all…
Descriptors: Evidence, State Standards, Educational Change, Secondary School Curriculum
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Wang, Jianjun – School Science and Mathematics, 2011
As the largest international study ever taken in history, the Trend in Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) has been held as a benchmark to measure U.S. student performance in the global context. In-depth analyses of the TIMSS project are conducted in this study to examine key issues of the comparative investigation: (1) item flaws in mathematics…
Descriptors: Test Items, Figurative Language, Item Response Theory, Benchmarking
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Xin, Yan Ping; Liu, Jia; Zheng, Xiaoning – School Science and Mathematics, 2011
This study compared one lesson across four U.S. "traditional" textbook series, two U.S. reform-based textbook series, and one Chinese mathematics textbook series in teaching the connection between multiplication and division. The results showed the differences across U.S. and Chinese lessons in both the teaching and the practice parts of…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Problem Solving, Multiplication, Arithmetic
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Wissehr, Cathy; Concannon, Jim; Barrow, Lloyd H. – School Science and Mathematics, 2011
Two years and seven months after the initiation of the U.S. satellite program, Soviet Russia launched a rocket north of the Caspian Sea carrying the now famous "Sputnik I" satellite. U.S. scientists were aware that Soviet Russia was planning on putting an artificial satellite into orbit; however, secrecy surrounding the timing and the…
Descriptors: Satellites (Aerospace), Foreign Countries, Science Education, Political Attitudes
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Luo, Fenqjen; Lo, Jane-Jane; Leu, Yuh-Chyn – School Science and Mathematics, 2011
The purpose of this paper is to show the similarities as well as the differences of fundamental fraction knowledge owned by preservice elementary teachers from the United States (N = 89) and Taiwan (N = 85). To this end, we examined and compared their performance on an instrument including 15 multiple-choice test items. The items were categorized…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Test Items, Multiple Choice Tests
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Buxton, Cory; Provenzo, Eugene F., Jr. – School Science and Mathematics, 2011
Science curriculum and instruction in K-12 settings in the United States is currently dominated by an emphasis on the science standards movement of the 1990s and the resulting standards-based high-stakes assessment and accountability movement of the 2000s. We argue that this focus has moved the field away from important philosophical…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, Scientific Concepts, Accountability
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Sorto, M. Alejandra – School Science and Mathematics, 2011
The purpose of the study reported herein was to identify the important aspects of statistical knowledge that students in the middle school grades in United States are expected to learn as well as what the teachers are expected to teach. A systematic study of 49 states standards and one set of national standards was used to identify these important…
Descriptors: National Standards, Data Analysis, Statistics, Academic Standards
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Yang, Der-Ching; Reys, Robert E.; Wu, Li-Lin – School Science and Mathematics, 2010
This research examined the presentation of fractions in textbooks used by fifth and sixth graders in Singapore, Taiwan, and the United States. The specific textbooks examined were "My Pals Are Here! Maths" (MPHM) in Singapore; "Kung Hsung" (KH) in Taiwan; and "Mathematics in Context" (MiC) in the USA. Results show the…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Foreign Countries, Grade 6, Mathematics Instruction
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Liou, Pey-Yan; Desjardins, Christopher David; Lawrenz, Frances – School Science and Mathematics, 2010
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teachers' perceptions about the influence of scholarship on their decision to teach and to teach in a high-needs school were examined using cluster analysis. Three hundred and four STEM scholars, who were currently teaching, and who received funding from 45 institutions located throughout…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Multivariate Analysis, Scholarships, Program Effectiveness
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Rillero, Peter – School Science and Mathematics, 2010
In the 19th century the textbook dominated the curriculum and methods of instruction. The most important textbook was the textbook of reading known as the reader. In the early 1800s science was not established as a separate primary grade subject. The science students encountered in these reading textbooks may have been their only formal science…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Content Analysis, Science Education, Teaching Methods
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Li, Yeping – School Science and Mathematics, 2007
School curriculum and its impact on teaching and learning have received more and more research attention both in the United States and in the international context. For example, the Third International Mathematics and Science Studies (TIMSS) took curriculum and its different forms in the process of curriculum transformation as a guideline to…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Curriculum Research, Curriculum Development, Teacher Improvement
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