Why Schools Matter: A Cross-National Comparison of Curriculum and Learning / Edition 1

Why Schools Matter: A Cross-National Comparison of Curriculum and Learning / Edition 1

by William H. Schmidt, Curtis C. McKnight, Richard T. Houang, HsingChi Wang
     
 

ISBN-10: 0787956848

ISBN-13: 9780787956844

Pub. Date: 11/28/2001

Publisher: Wiley

Schools do matter. There is a direct correlation between what schools teach, and what students learn and achieve. With this important study you'll explore the curriculum-learning connection, and the prospects for improving educational outcomes for all kids.

Why Schools Matter emerged from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)—the

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Overview

Schools do matter. There is a direct correlation between what schools teach, and what students learn and achieve. With this important study you'll explore the curriculum-learning connection, and the prospects for improving educational outcomes for all kids.

Why Schools Matter emerged from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)—the largest ongoing educational research effort. TIMSS results have been widely reported in the popular press to underline how far the U.S. lags behind other Western countries in math and science achievement. This important study is the first comprehensive analysis of curriculum for teachers, school and district administrators, directors of curriculum, and educational policy makers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787956844
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Series:
Jossey-Bass Education Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 9.39(h) x 1.36(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures.

List of Tables.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

The Authors.

1. How Does Curriculum Affect Learning?

2. A Model of Curriculum and Learning.

3. Measuring Curriculum and Achievement.

4. The Articulation of Curriculum.

5. Curriculum Variation.

6. The Structure of Curriculum.

7. A First Look at Achievement.

8. Learning and the Structure of Curriculum.

9. Curriculum and Learning Gains Across Countries.

10. Curriculum and Learning Within Countries.

11. Schools Matter.

Appendix A: TIMSS Mathematics and ScienceCurriculum Frameworks.

Appendix B: Relationship Between Content MeasurementCategories for the TIMSS Framework, Teachers,and TIMSS Test.

Appendix C: TIMSS Framework Codes and Number of Itemsfor Each Mathematics and Science Test Subarea.

Appendix D: Supplemental Material Related to the Two-LevelAnalysis of Mathematics Achievement: Chapter Ten.

References.

Index.

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