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Facing the Consequences: Using Times for a Closer Look at U. S. Mathmatics and Science Education

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Facing the Consequences presents a perspective on US mathematics and science education that is developed from data gathered as part of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). TIMSS is the most extensive and far-reaching cross-national comparative study of mathematics and science education ever attempted. It includes comparing official curricula, textbooks, teacher practices, and student achievements for many countries (from 20 to 50 countries, depending on the particular comparison). ...
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Overview

Facing the Consequences presents a perspective on US mathematics and science education that is developed from data gathered as part of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). TIMSS is the most extensive and far-reaching cross-national comparative study of mathematics and science education ever attempted. It includes comparing official curricula, textbooks, teacher practices, and student achievements for many countries (from 20 to 50 countries, depending on the particular comparison). Thousands of official documents and textbooks were analyzed. Thousands of teachers, principals, and other experts responded to survey questionnaires. A sample of mathematics teachers in three countries had their lessons videotaped. Hundreds of thousands of children in almost 50 countries were tested in mathematics and science. This report presents a closer look at US mathematics and science education through careful examination of TIMSS data. The authors believe this investigation shows how deceptive many often unquestioned assumptions about American education can be. Drawing upon many new analyses not previously reported and integrating these with previous analyses of TIMSS data, the authors develop and illustrate the argument that what happens to American students is the consequence of American beliefs that shape educational practice and the accretion of a myriad educational choices made in mathematics and science education.
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A snapshot of the state of science and mathematics education in the US, based largely on data from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study, the most extensive cross-national comparative study of its kind, and focusing on the findings that in the fourth grade, US students performed close to the top in the world, but by the eighth grade they had fallen to average or below. Explores what, who, and how the subjects are taught; schools, teachers, students, and other factors; the importance of and access to the curriculum; systemic features; what the Study can and cannot tell; and other topics. The lack of an index limits its use as a reference. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792355670
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 2/28/1999
  • Pages: 244
  • Product dimensions: 6.34 (w) x 9.76 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Facing the Consequences: An Overview. Part I: Choices, Beliefs, Consequences. 2. What We Teach, Who We Teach. 3. How We Teach. 4. Schools, Teachers, Students, and Other Factors. Part II: Our Students' Accomplishments. 5. Curriculum Does Matter. 6. Access to Curriculum Matters. Part III: Hypotheses, Hunches, and Conclusions. 7. Systemic Features, Following Consequences: A Hypothesis. 8. There Are No Magic Bullets. 9. Some Stories TIMSS Can and Cannot Tell. 10. What's the Next Story? Appendix A. Table 1. Appendix B. List of Exhibits.
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