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Worldwide Shadow Education: Outside-School Learning, Institutional Quality of Schooling, and Cross-National Mathematics Achievement
The growth of structured, outside-school activities for improving students’ mathematics achievement is an enduring feature of modern schooling with major policy implications. These "shadow educationExpand
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Socioeconomic Status, School Quality, and National Economic Development: A Cross‐National Analysis of the “Heyneman‐Loxley Effect” on Mathematics and Science Achievement
L'interaction entre reproduction sociale, production du capital humain et developpement economique national est un objet de recherche majeur dans le cadre d'une etude comparative transnationale. DansExpand
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Teacher Quality, Opportunity Gap, and National Achievement in 46 Countries
The 2003 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study data from 46 countries showed that, although the national level of teacher quality in the United States was similar to the internationalExpand
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National Differences, Global Similarities: World Culture and the Future of Schooling
@fmct:Contents @toc4:List of Tables and Figures iii Preface iii @toc2: 1. The Global Environment of National School Systems 000 2. The Declining Significance of Gender and the Rise of EgalitarianExpand
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Student Victimization: National and School System Effects on School Violence in 37 Nations
School violence is a problem in many nations, and rates of school violence in the United States are not among the highest in the world. The authors utilize a section of the TIMSS survey data to (a)Expand
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What Is Tracking? Cultural Expectations in the United States, Germany, and Japan
On the basis of the TIMSS Case Study Project data collected in the United States, Japan, and Germany in 1994–1995, this article examines the phenomenon of tracking as part of curricularExpand
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Learning to Be Adolescent: Growing Up in U.S. and Japanese Middle Schools
The organization of middle schools and the practices of middle school teachers in Japan and the United States differ dramatically Gerald K. LeTendre demonstrates in this compelling comparative study.Expand
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The School Violence Dilemma
Focus group interviews were used to investigate teachers' perceptions of school violence and their sense of safety in schools. Analysis of these data revealed that teachers perceived a discrepancyExpand
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Teachers’ Work: Institutional Isomorphism and Cultural Variation in the U.S., Germany, and Japan
Policy debates in the U.S. are increasingly informed by use of internationally generated, comparative data. Many arguments revolve around whether or not such comparison makes “cultural sense” orExpand
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Improving Teacher Quality: The U.S. Teaching Force in Global Context
This dynamic resource details the philosophy, rationale, and implementation of choice-based authentic art education in elementary and middle schools. To do the work of artists, children needExpand
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