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  • Developing Mathematical Thinking In Classroom As part of EDNET’S “Collaborative Study on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures among the APEC Member Economies” Project, this paper highlights Developing Mathematical Thinking in the Classroom for Lesson Study in Mathematics. Get More Detail

  • Developing Mathematical Reasoning Through Description: As part of EDNET’S “Collaborative Study on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures among the APEC Member Economies” Project, this paper highlights Developing Mathematical Reasoning Through Argumentation for Lesson Study in Mathematics. Get More Detail


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  • Highlights From the TIMSS 1999 Video Study of Eighth-Grade Science Teaching The TIMSS 1999 Video Study is a follow-up and expansion of the TIMSS 1995 Video Study. The study is the first attempt to examine eighth-grade science lessons as they are actually delivered to students. The data presented focus on three basic questions: How did the teacher organize the lesson to support students’ opportunities to learn science? How was science represented to students in the lesson? What opportunities did students have to participate in science learning activities? The science lessons videotaped in the five countries display similarities and differences, with each country revealing a general approach to the teaching of science in the eighth grade. Get More Detail

  • Education Week: Technology Report: Chat with Kevin Bushweller This online session, conducted by the Washington Post, with Kevin Bushweller from the publication Education Week focuses on "Technology Counts 2004:" a special report covering the state educational technology throughout the world. Get More Detail

  • World Transformed: Preparing Students for the 21st Century, A This English-language power-point report was presented at the 2004 Summit on Education Reform in the APEC Region. Vivien Stewart reflects on the skills students require in the 21st century context - including knowledge of core content, communication skills and the ability to use technology. Stewart reports on how students currently perform in these areas and lays out the challenge for educators in APEC. Get More Detail

  • 2003 e-learning readiness rankings: A white paper from the Economist Intelligence Unit This English-language report produced by the Economist Intelligence Unit provides for the first time rankings of "e-learning readiness" for the 60 largest countries of which 18 are APEC members. E-learning readiness indicates ability to produce, use and expand Internet-based learning. Of the top five listed, three were APEC members. Get More Detail

  • Technology Counts 2000: Global Links "Technology Counts 2004" is the seventh edition of the U.S. trade newspaper, Education Week's, annual report on educational technology. The report presents a groundbreaking overview of technology in schools around the world, examining data, lessons, and trends in North America, Asia, Europe, South America, Africa, and the Australia/Pacific region. Get More Detail

  • Symposium on APEC Symposium on Open Source and Open Course for E-Learning This entry summarizes the APEC Education Network symposium that took place in Hanoi, Viet Nam in 2006. It describes E-learning approaches to facilitate and enhance learning by means of personal computers, CDROMs, and the Internet. Open Source software can be freely adapted by any organisation or individual to explore a new idea about learning or technology, or to change the behaviours of software to address their own learners' particular needs. Get More Detail

  • World Links This website (available in Spanish and French) provides information about a teacher training program and international networl for collaborative projects and integration of technology into learning. World Links began as a pilot project of the World Bank where it served over 130,000 students and teachers. Get More Detail

  • Symposium on APEC Symposium on Open Source and Open Course for E-Learning This entry summarizes the APEC Education Network symposium that took place in Hanoi, Viet Nam in 2006. It describes E-learning approaches to facilitate and enhance learning by means of personal computers, CDROMs, and the Internet. Open Source software can be freely adapted by any organisation or individual to explore a new idea about learning or technology, or to change the behaviours of software to address their own learners' particular needs. Get More Detail

  • Encouraging Mathematical Thinking that has Both Power and Simplicity Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Global Distance Education Network, The World Bank resources on distance learning for educators and policymakers. The site is organized around four themes: Teaching & Learning, Policy & Programs, Technology, and Management. Get More Detail

  • Symposium on APEC Symposium on Open Source and Open Course for E-Learning This entry summarizes the APEC Education Network symposium that took place in Hanoi, Viet Nam in 2006. It describes E-learning approaches to facilitate and enhance learning by means of personal computers, CDROMs, and the Internet. Open Source software can be freely adapted by any organisation or individual to explore a new idea about learning or technology, or to change the behaviours of software to address their own learners' particular needs. Get More Detail

  • UNESCO ICT Portal for Teachers This site provides information and helpful steps encouraging teachers use ICT to enhance their teaching. This portal is part of an Asia-Pacific Programme on ICT in Education run by UNESCO's Asia and the Pacific Bureau of Education and sponsored by the Japanese Government through Japanese Funds-in-Trust. Get More Detail

  • World Links This website (available in Spanish and French) provides information about a teacher training program and international networl for collaborative projects and integration of technology into learning. World Links began as a pilot project of the World Bank where it served over 130,000 students and teachers. Get More Detail

  • Joint Statement of APEC's Education Ministers - 3rd APEC Education Ministerial Meeting The following statement outlines the primary concerns and areas of futured educational cooperation agreed to by APEC's Education Ministers at their most recent Ministerial Meeting. The statement asks APEC Senior Education Officials to analyze and prioritize among a list of recommended activities addressing language instruction, math and science instruction, the use of technology in education and governance and systemic reform. Get More Detail

  • World Transformed: Preparing Students for the 21st Century, A This English-language power-point report was presented at the 2004 Summit on Education Reform in the APEC Region. Vivien Stewart reflects on the skills students require in the 21st century context - including knowledge of core content, communication skills and the ability to use technology. Stewart reports on how students currently perform in these areas and lays out the challenge for educators in APEC. Get More Detail

  • Asia Pacific Network for Education Web Portal The site provides a single gateway to resources to improve education systems in the Asia Pacific region. The site was developed on behalf of APEC in cooperation with the APEC Cyber Education Cooperation, with support from the APEC Education Foundation. Get More Detail

  • Knowledge Community This site - currently a prototype of what is to come - was designed for experts to share insights and ideas with other education professionals, based on the information found in the Knowledge Bank. Please send us your feedback on this prototype site! Get More Detail

  • Encouraging Mathematical Thinking that has Both Power and Simplicity Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • TIMSS 1999 Benchmarking--Executive Summary This U.S. document gives an overview of the results for the Benchmarking Study in Mathematics that compared achievement across countries, as well as across states and school districts in the United States. The report presents major findings of the study and shows the extreme variation in mathematics achievement among school districts (in English). Get More Detail

  • World Transformed: Preparing Students for the 21st Century, A This English-language power-point report was presented at the 2004 Summit on Education Reform in the APEC Region. Vivien Stewart reflects on the skills students require in the 21st century context - including knowledge of core content, communication skills and the ability to use technology. Stewart reports on how students currently perform in these areas and lays out the challenge for educators in APEC. Get More Detail

  • Highlights From the TIMSS 1999 Video Study of Eighth-Grade Science Teaching The TIMSS 1999 Video Study is a follow-up and expansion of the TIMSS 1995 Video Study. The study is the first attempt to examine eighth-grade science lessons as they are actually delivered to students. The data presented focus on three basic questions: How did the teacher organize the lesson to support students’ opportunities to learn science? How was science represented to students in the lesson? What opportunities did students have to participate in science learning activities? The science lessons videotaped in the five countries display similarities and differences, with each country revealing a general approach to the teaching of science in the eighth grade. Get More Detail


Australia

  • Australian National Assessment Program Science Literacy, Year 6, 2006 Australian assessment domain and progress map for science literacy. Get More Detail

  • Questacon Smart Moves This site provides information on an initiative to bring science and technology to students and their communities in regional and rural areas who might not otherwise have access to these resources. Questacon also provides resources to further promote and assist all students with information on science and technology. Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Framework (Australia) The Curriculum Framework represents a major step in the reform of school curriculum in Western Australia. It is built upon a commitment to the philosophy that learning is continuous and that the essential purpose of schooling is to improve the learning of all students. The Framework establishes learning outcomes expected of all students from kindergarten to year 12, regardless of who they are, where they are from or which school they attend. Rather than being prescriptive, the Curriculum Framework will be used by schools to develop and implement their teaching and learning programs according to the needs and characteristics of their students. Get More Detail

  • Western Australia Science Learning Area Statement This document provides the learning outcomes expected of students in science and scope of curriculum teachers are expected to cover in Western Australia. The scope of the curriculum is described at four overlapping phases of development: Early Childhood (typically K-3) ; Middle Childhood (3 to 7); Early Adolescence (7 to 10) ; and Late Adolescence/Early Adulthood (10 to 12). Get More Detail

  • New South Wales Science and Technology Syllabus and Support Documents This Australian website provides educational resources for teaching Science and Technology to students grades K-6. It includes the "Science and Technology Syllabus and Support Document," which provides expected learning outcomes for students, as well as "Science and Technology Outcomes and Indicators" and "K-6 Science and Technology in Action - Updates from the Classroom." Get More Detail

  • International Centres for Excellence This site provides information on the key initiative of the Australian Government to establish International Centres of Excellence in Asia Pacific Studies and Diplomacy, Mathematics Education, Sports Science and Administration and Water Resources Management. Get More Detail

  • Australian Statements of Learning for Science Statements of learning for science in Australia. Get More Detail

  • Higher Education Contribution Schemes (HECS) This site provides information, targeted to Australian and international students, graduates and parents who are interested in knowing more about studying at university in Australia or overseas, on a wide range of issues, support and study options that need to be considered when going to university. Get More Detail

  • Overview of Australian Government Indigenous Education Programmes This site provides details on the goals and initiatives set by the Australian Government to improve the quality of education and improve the learning outcomes of Indigenous students, including the National Indigenous English Literacy and Numeracy Strategy (NIELNS) Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Framework (Australia) The Curriculum Framework represents a major step in the reform of school curriculum in Western Australia. It is built upon a commitment to the philosophy that learning is continuous and that the essential purpose of schooling is to improve the learning of all students. The Framework establishes learning outcomes expected of all students from kindergarten to year 12, regardless of who they are, where they are from or which school they attend. Rather than being prescriptive, the Curriculum Framework will be used by schools to develop and implement their teaching and learning programs according to the needs and characteristics of their students. Get More Detail

  • Overview of Australian Government Indigenous Education Programmes This site provides details on the goals and initiatives set by the Australian Government to improve the quality of education and improve the learning outcomes of Indigenous students, including the National Indigenous English Literacy and Numeracy Strategy (NIELNS) Get More Detail

  • Numeracy: A Priority for All - Challenges for Australian Schools The paper outlines Australia's policies and programmes to support improved student numeracy outcomes in the context of its focus on progressing the National Plan. It sets out the rationale for the national priority for numeracy in schools and provides information on the National Plan and its broader context. Get More Detail

  • Literacy and Numeracy The Australian Government considers that literacy and numeracy are the cornerstones of all learning and that it is crucial for children to develop these foundation skills at the earliest possible time in their school years. This site provides links to useful information on the Australia's policies and programmes to improve literacy and numeracy. Get More Detail

  • International Centres for Excellence This site provides information on the key initiative of the Australian Government to establish International Centres of Excellence in Asia Pacific Studies and Diplomacy, Mathematics Education, Sports Science and Administration and Water Resources Management. Get More Detail

  • Australian Statements of Learning for Mathematics Statements of learning for mathematics in Australia. Get More Detail

  • International Centres for Excellence This site provides information on the key initiative of the Australian Government to establish International Centres of Excellence in Asia Pacific Studies and Diplomacy, Mathematics Education, Sports Science and Administration and Water Resources Management. Get More Detail

  • Higher Education Contribution Schemes (HECS) This site provides information, targeted to Australian and international students, graduates and parents who are interested in knowing more about studying at university in Australia or overseas, on a wide range of issues, support and study options that need to be considered when going to university. Get More Detail

  • Australian Government Department of Education, Science & Training This links to the official site of the Australian Government’s Department of Education, Science and Training where you will find useful links to information on policies and programmes that promote the development of education and science in schools, higher education, vocational education and training and international education. Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Framework (Australia) The Curriculum Framework represents a major step in the reform of school curriculum in Western Australia. It is built upon a commitment to the philosophy that learning is continuous and that the essential purpose of schooling is to improve the learning of all students. The Framework establishes learning outcomes expected of all students from kindergarten to year 12, regardless of who they are, where they are from or which school they attend. Rather than being prescriptive, the Curriculum Framework will be used by schools to develop and implement their teaching and learning programs according to the needs and characteristics of their students. Get More Detail

  • International Centres for Excellence This site provides information on the key initiative of the Australian Government to establish International Centres of Excellence in Asia Pacific Studies and Diplomacy, Mathematics Education, Sports Science and Administration and Water Resources Management. Get More Detail

  • Enhancement Of Quality Assurance Systems In Higher Education In Apec Member Economies A report on quality assurance systems in APEC economies based on a survey of these economies conducted by the Australian Universities Quality Agency, with the support of the Asia-Pacific Quality Network, on behalf of the Australian Department of Education, Science and Training. Get More Detail

  • New Apprenticeship Program of Australia's Vocational Education & Training Department, The This site provides practical information on apprenticeships and traineeships in Australia’s Vocational Education and Training system and links to other government sites that provide advice on specific aspects of the New Apprenticeship Programme. Get More Detail

  • Australian Higher Education Quality Assurance Framework, The This paper provides an overview of quality assurance in the Australian higher education sector as well as outlines Australia's current multi-faceted quality assurance framework. Get More Detail

  • Governance Sub-Theme Strategic Plan Submitted for the 3rd APEC Ministerial Meeting, this paper from Australia focused on the issue of school governance centralization and decentralization in the APEC region. The paper's authors review major research and policy trends in the APEC region and provide examples from APEC's members. A series of recommendations to APEC's ministers for cooperation in this area are then provided. Get More Detail

  • Striking Balance: Sharing Effective Practice from East to West This power point presentation on best practice in education governance and systemic reform was prepared for the 3rd APEC Education Ministerial Meeting. The presentation details current research findings and policy trends in governance and decentralization, provides case studies, and outlines recommendations for cooperation in this area, including the area of higher education. Get More Detail

  • New Apprenticeship Program of Australia's Vocational Education & Training Department, The This site provides practical information on apprenticeships and traineeships in Australia’s Vocational Education and Training system and links to other government sites that provide advice on specific aspects of the New Apprenticeship Programme. Get More Detail

  • Australia’s Cooperative Research Centres Australia’s Cooperative Research Centres Programme links researchers with industry to focus research and development efforts on progress towards utilisation and commercialisation. It also has a strong education component with a focus on producing graduates with skills relevant to industry needs. Get More Detail

  • Australian Government Department of Education, Science & Training This links to the official site of the Australian Government’s Department of Education, Science and Training where you will find useful links to information on policies and programmes that promote the development of education and science in schools, higher education, vocational education and training and international education. Get More Detail

  • New Apprenticeship Program of Australia's Vocational Education & Training Department, The This site provides practical information on apprenticeships and traineeships in Australia’s Vocational Education and Training system and links to other government sites that provide advice on specific aspects of the New Apprenticeship Programme. Get More Detail

  • Australian Higher Education Quality Assurance Framework, The This paper provides an overview of quality assurance in the Australian higher education sector as well as outlines Australia's current multi-faceted quality assurance framework. Get More Detail

  • Achieving an Optimal Balance of Centralization and Decentralization In Education This draft paper was prepared by an Australian researcher, Dr. Brian Caldwell, for the APEC Summit on Education Reform. The paper draws mainly from experience in the West where there have been changes in the balance of centralization and decentralization in efforts to enhance the quality of education. Particular attention is given to school autonomy (school-based management), school choice and a private role in the management of public education. Get More Detail

  • Enhancement Of Quality Assurance Systems In Higher Education In Apec Member Economies A report on quality assurance systems in APEC economies based on a survey of these economies conducted by the Australian Universities Quality Agency, with the support of the Asia-Pacific Quality Network, on behalf of the Australian Department of Education, Science and Training. Get More Detail

  • New Apprenticeship Program of Australia's Vocational Education & Training Department, The This site provides practical information on apprenticeships and traineeships in Australia’s Vocational Education and Training system and links to other government sites that provide advice on specific aspects of the New Apprenticeship Programme. Get More Detail

  • Questacon Smart Moves This site provides information on an initiative to bring science and technology to students and their communities in regional and rural areas who might not otherwise have access to these resources. Questacon also provides resources to further promote and assist all students with information on science and technology. Get More Detail

  • Overview of Australian Government Indigenous Education Programmes This site provides details on the goals and initiatives set by the Australian Government to improve the quality of education and improve the learning outcomes of Indigenous students, including the National Indigenous English Literacy and Numeracy Strategy (NIELNS) Get More Detail

  • Governance Sub-Theme Strategic Plan Submitted for the 3rd APEC Ministerial Meeting, this paper from Australia focused on the issue of school governance centralization and decentralization in the APEC region. The paper's authors review major research and policy trends in the APEC region and provide examples from APEC's members. A series of recommendations to APEC's ministers for cooperation in this area are then provided. Get More Detail

  • Striking Balance: Sharing Effective Practice from East to West This power point presentation on best practice in education governance and systemic reform was prepared for the 3rd APEC Education Ministerial Meeting. The presentation details current research findings and policy trends in governance and decentralization, provides case studies, and outlines recommendations for cooperation in this area, including the area of higher education. Get More Detail

  • Overview of Australian Government Indigenous Education Programmes This site provides details on the goals and initiatives set by the Australian Government to improve the quality of education and improve the learning outcomes of Indigenous students, including the National Indigenous English Literacy and Numeracy Strategy (NIELNS) Get More Detail

  • Australia’s Cooperative Research Centres Australia’s Cooperative Research Centres Programme links researchers with industry to focus research and development efforts on progress towards utilisation and commercialisation. It also has a strong education component with a focus on producing graduates with skills relevant to industry needs. Get More Detail

  • Learning in an Online World: A Schools Education Action Plan for the Information Economy This document from Australia outlines the role of school leaders in implementing the national framework for changes in education technology. The document includes strategies that school leaders can implement to support the goals of reform in education technology. The Schools action plan is currently under review for 2003-06, with particular priority to be placed on the provision of high-speed bandwidth access and services to schools, covering urban, rural and remote Australia. Get More Detail

  • Australian Flexible Learning (AFL) for the Information Economy This website provides information and resources about the Australian Flexible Learning (AFL) Framework, one of the strategies implemented to support Vocational Education and Training. The AFL Framework Mission is: ‘to help our industries and citizens make a rapid and successful transition to the Information Economy by adding value to Australia’s VET system of flexible learning’. Get More Detail

  • Way Forward: Higher Education Action Plan for the Information Economy, The This plan from Australia addresses the role of universities as the fundamental drivers for the knowledge economy. The document sets out strategic priorities for the higher education sector in response to the five key Action Areas outlined in the "Education and Training Sector Action Plan for the Information Economy." Get More Detail

  • New South Wales Science and Technology Syllabus and Support Documents This Australian website provides educational resources for teaching Science and Technology to students grades K-6. It includes the "Science and Technology Syllabus and Support Document," which provides expected learning outcomes for students, as well as "Science and Technology Outcomes and Indicators" and "K-6 Science and Technology in Action - Updates from the Classroom." Get More Detail

  • Learning for the Knowledge Society: An Education and Training Action Plan for the Information ... This report, released in September 2000, is Australia's educational technology action plan for the education and training sector as a whole. The report includes strategic priorities, and a set of action plans for each part of the education sector. It focuses on: People; Infrastructure; Online content, Application and Services; Policy and Organisational Framework; and Regulatory Framework. Get More Detail

  • Questacon Smart Moves This site provides information on an initiative to bring science and technology to students and their communities in regional and rural areas who might not otherwise have access to these resources. Questacon also provides resources to further promote and assist all students with information on science and technology. Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Framework (Australia) The Curriculum Framework represents a major step in the reform of school curriculum in Western Australia. It is built upon a commitment to the philosophy that learning is continuous and that the essential purpose of schooling is to improve the learning of all students. The Framework establishes learning outcomes expected of all students from kindergarten to year 12, regardless of who they are, where they are from or which school they attend. Rather than being prescriptive, the Curriculum Framework will be used by schools to develop and implement their teaching and learning programs according to the needs and characteristics of their students. Get More Detail

  • Strategies for Addition and Subtraction of Whole Numbers Extended to Number Sequences In this lesson study, Year 6 students (age 13 years) are asked to simplify, “using any appropriate strategy”, eight addition and subtraction problems. The teacher also asks students “to communicate your thinking in your working”. Get More Detail

  • Australian Content Standards for Mathematics and Science Education Content standards from Australia for mathematics and science. Get More Detail

  • Enhancement Of Quality Assurance Systems In Higher Education In Apec Member Economies A report on quality assurance systems in APEC economies based on a survey of these economies conducted by the Australian Universities Quality Agency, with the support of the Asia-Pacific Quality Network, on behalf of the Australian Department of Education, Science and Training. Get More Detail

  • New South Wales Science and Technology Syllabus and Support Documents This Australian website provides educational resources for teaching Science and Technology to students grades K-6. It includes the "Science and Technology Syllabus and Support Document," which provides expected learning outcomes for students, as well as "Science and Technology Outcomes and Indicators" and "K-6 Science and Technology in Action - Updates from the Classroom." Get More Detail

  • Literacy and Numeracy The Australian Government considers that literacy and numeracy are the cornerstones of all learning and that it is crucial for children to develop these foundation skills at the earliest possible time in their school years. This site provides links to useful information on the Australia's policies and programmes to improve literacy and numeracy. Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Framework (Australia) The Curriculum Framework represents a major step in the reform of school curriculum in Western Australia. It is built upon a commitment to the philosophy that learning is continuous and that the essential purpose of schooling is to improve the learning of all students. The Framework establishes learning outcomes expected of all students from kindergarten to year 12, regardless of who they are, where they are from or which school they attend. Rather than being prescriptive, the Curriculum Framework will be used by schools to develop and implement their teaching and learning programs according to the needs and characteristics of their students. Get More Detail

  • Australian National Assessment Program Science Literacy, Year 6, 2006 Australian assessment domain and progress map for science literacy. Get More Detail

  • What is Mathematical Thinking and Why is it Important? As part of EDNET'S "Collaborative Study on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures among the APEC Member Economies" Project, this paper highlights What is Mathematical Thinking and Why is it Important? for Lesson Study in Mathematics. Get More Detail


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Canada

  • Measuring Up: Canadian Results of the OECD PISA Study (2003) The PISA 2003 included a direct assessment of students' skills, a student questionnaire, and a school questionnaire completed by principals. In Canada, students completed a supplementary questionnaire that gathered information about their school experiences, work activities, and relationships with others; and parents responded to a telephone survey. About 28,000 15-year old students from over 1,000 schools participated. A large sample was drawn so that information could be provided at both national and provincial level. Get More Detail

  • e-learning Ontario (Canada) In September 2005, the Minister of Education of Ontario, Canada created e-learning Ontario from its previous program Ontario Knowledge Network for Learning (OKLN) to provide public education through on-line courses and digital resources. This Canadian web portal is available in English and French. Get More Detail

  • Saskatchewan Collaborative Curriculum Development Process This promising practice document from Saskatchewan, Canada describes the provincial education department's curriculum development processes which involve teachers and others (e.g., students, parents, school trustees, administrators, Elders, post-secondary institutions, business, and other communities) in contributing their expertise as well as enhancing their knowledge and practice. The finalized curricula contain input at every step from classroom teachers (and others) and reflect a synthesis of all that is currently known about best practices, relevant important subject matter, and provincial and national contexts. Get More Detail

  • Saskatchewan Assessment for Learning This promising practice document from Saskatchewan, Canada describes the Assessment for Learning provincial mathematics pilot pre-2004. The project provides student opportunity-to-learn and achievement outcome data to divisions and schools throughout the province, and engages teachers and other participants in using the data to inform improvement plans and interventions toward improving student learning outcomes in mathematics. Get More Detail

  • Reading Achievement In Canada and the United States: Findings from the OECD PISA 2000 This report takes a close look at the reading performance of 15-year olds from Canada and the United States. Using data from the 2000 PISA, the report compares the reading skills of the two groups of students in light of their socioeconomic and school information, as well as types of policy practice.Available in French at this link: http://www.rhdcc.gc.ca/fr/sm/ps/pa/publications/2004-002611/page00.shtml Get More Detail

  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT) curriculum -- Alberta, CA This site provides access to Alberta Canada's Information and Communication Technology (ICT) curriculum. The Curriculum is intended to provide students with a broad perspective on the nature of technology, how to use and apply a variety of technologies, and the impact of information and communication technologies on themselves and on society. The ICT curriculum is not intended to stand alone, but rather to be infused within core courses and programs. The site also links to Illustrative Examples, a Classroom Assessment Tool Kit, and Sample Scope and Sequence Resources among other professional resources. Get More Detail

  • e-learning Ontario (Canada) In September 2005, the Minister of Education of Ontario, Canada created e-learning Ontario from its previous program Ontario Knowledge Network for Learning (OKLN) to provide public education through on-line courses and digital resources. This Canadian web portal is available in English and French. Get More Detail

  • Trends in the Integration of ICT and Learning in K-12 Systems This brief paper prepared for the Canadian group, SchoolNet, describes aspects of the current context of education in Canada, selected trends in the integration of information and communications technologies (ICT) for learning in the kindergarten to grade education systems and offers observations about emerging visions of effective ICT integration. The ideas presented represent a synthesis of information reviewed in research, reports, policy papers, selected seminars and surveys. A bibliography of sources is provided. References are included only when a specific resource has been relied upon. Get More Detail

  • Campus Saskatchewan This website provides information about Campus Saskatchewan, a partnership of the Canadian province's post secondary institutions, the provincial government and other agencies to support the use of technology enhanced learning. Among other services, Campus Saskatchewan maintains a directory of Saskatchewan post-secondary credit courses and programs delivered using alternative delivery methods, such as online, televised, or independent study. Get More Detail

  • Saskatchewan Educational Technology Consortium This website provides information about Saskatchewan, Canada's Educational Technology Consortium, which has been created to lead the use of technology through partnerships and collaboration to achieve the goals of K-12 public education in Saskatchewan. The Consortium is working with Saskatchewan Learning to connect teachers and students to each other and the world through CommunityNet; working collaboratively with school divisions to develop web-based learning resources; supporting innovative teaching and learning; and providing leadership for e-business opportunities in the education sector. Get More Detail

  • Saskatchewan Assessment & Evaluation Unit This information website provides the various assesment instruments used in Saskatchewan, Canada. Get More Detail

  • Teacher Education/Educator Training: Current Trends and Future Directions This Canadian report documents the proceedings of the 2001 Pan-Canadian Education Research Agenda Symposium on teacher education/educator training that was held at the Laval University in Quebec City. The report includes information on commissioned research, research presentations, research authors, and the discussions that took place. Get More Detail

  • Ontario Curriculum Unit Planner The Ontario Curriculum Unit Planner/Planificateur is an installed software program that contains the entire Ontario curriculum expectations from Kindergarten to Grade 12, and provides a consistent format for teachers to design, share, adapt, and manage curriculum units, programs, and profiles linked to the curriculum. Hundreds of units and resources are available for download and adaptation. Available in English and French. (See the French version at: http://www.planificateur.org/) Get More Detail

  • Teacher Education/Educator Training: Current Trends and Future Directions This Canadian report documents the proceedings of the 2001 Pan-Canadian Education Research Agenda Symposium on teacher education/educator training that was held at the Laval University in Quebec City. The report includes information on commissioned research, research presentations, research authors, and the discussions that took place. Get More Detail

  • Ontario Curriculum Unit Planner The Ontario Curriculum Unit Planner/Planificateur is an installed software program that contains the entire Ontario curriculum expectations from Kindergarten to Grade 12, and provides a consistent format for teachers to design, share, adapt, and manage curriculum units, programs, and profiles linked to the curriculum. Hundreds of units and resources are available for download and adaptation. Available in English and French. (See the French version at: http://www.planificateur.org/) Get More Detail

  • Teacher Education/Educator Training: Current Trends and Future Directions This Canadian report documents the proceedings of the 2001 Pan-Canadian Education Research Agenda Symposium on teacher education/educator training that was held at the Laval University in Quebec City. The report includes information on commissioned research, research presentations, research authors, and the discussions that took place. Get More Detail

  • Alberta Initiative for School Improvement (AISI), The This site provides access to information from the Alberta Initiative for School Improvement (AISI), which was designed to improve student learning and performance by fostering initiatives that reflect the unique needs and circumstances within school jurisdictions. Since its inception hundreds of innovative AISI projects, contained in a clearinghouse on the site, including many in mathematics and science, have focused on improving student learning by encouraging teachers, parents and the community to work collaboratively to introduce innovative and creative initiatives. Get More Detail

  • New Brunswick Policy Statement on Education: A Quality Learning Agenda This French-language document provides an overview of New Brunswick, Canada's new ten-year agenda for K-12 education focusing on quality schools and high results. Get More Detail

  • Linking Provincial Student Assessments with National and International Assessments This study was developed to examine technical procedures that may enable Canadian ministries of education to link provincial tests with national and international tests so that standards can be compared and results reported on a common scale. Get More Detail

  • Provincial Testing This website provides comprehensive information about assessment testing in from Alberta, Canada (available in English and French) in a range of core subject areas. Alberta Learning conducts achievement tests in Grade 3, 6, and 9 and develops provincial Grade 12 diploma examinations. Information about provincial assessments, including samples questions with student responses can be accessed at this site. Get More Detail

  • Ontario Mathematics Grades 1-8 Curriculum This document provides a rigorous and challenging curriculum for students of Ontario in Math in Grade 1 to Grade 8. The required knowledge and skills for each grade set high standards and identify what parents and the public can expect children to learn in the schools of Ontario. Get More Detail

  • Saskatchewan Assessment & Evaluation Unit This information website provides the various assesment instruments used in Saskatchewan, Canada. Get More Detail

  • Campus Saskatchewan This website provides information about Campus Saskatchewan, a partnership of the Canadian province's post secondary institutions, the provincial government and other agencies to support the use of technology enhanced learning. Among other services, Campus Saskatchewan maintains a directory of Saskatchewan post-secondary credit courses and programs delivered using alternative delivery methods, such as online, televised, or independent study. Get More Detail

  • Saskatchewan Collaborative Curriculum Development Process This promising practice document from Saskatchewan, Canada describes the provincial education department's curriculum development processes which involve teachers and others (e.g., students, parents, school trustees, administrators, Elders, post-secondary institutions, business, and other communities) in contributing their expertise as well as enhancing their knowledge and practice. The finalized curricula contain input at every step from classroom teachers (and others) and reflect a synthesis of all that is currently known about best practices, relevant important subject matter, and provincial and national contexts. Get More Detail

  • Saskatchewan Assessment for Learning This promising practice document from Saskatchewan, Canada describes the Assessment for Learning provincial mathematics pilot pre-2004. The project provides student opportunity-to-learn and achievement outcome data to divisions and schools throughout the province, and engages teachers and other participants in using the data to inform improvement plans and interventions toward improving student learning outcomes in mathematics. Get More Detail

  • Provincial Student Assessment Program BC students participate in four types of assessments: Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA); Provincial Learning Assessment; National and International Assessments; Grade 10-12 Provincial Examinations. Get More Detail

  • Provincial Testing Alberta Education offers 2 types of provincial tests: the Grade 12 Diploma Examinations, and the Grade 3, 6 and 9 Achievement tests. Information is also provided on SAIP, TIMSS, and PISA assessments and the High School Equivalency GED test. Get More Detail

  • Assessment and Evaluation - Kindergarden to Senior 4 Manitoba Education, Citizenship and Youth carries out provincial assessments based on provincial curricula referred to as standards tests. The department also provides expertise and support in the areas of assessment, evaluation, statistics, research and computer pro gramming. Manitoba is also involved in national and international testing programs Get More Detail

  • Évaluation Le programme d'évaluation de Manitoba comprend les volets suivants : l'évaluation sommative des apprentissages à la fin d'un semestre ou de l'année scolaire; l'évaluation des apprentissages, obligatoire au tout début de la 3e année; le développement d'outils pour l'évaluation de la lecture et des projets d'écriture en français; la participation à des programmes de testage nationaux et internationaux. Get More Detail

  • Assessments for Learning The Education, Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) assesses all students in Grade 3 and Grade 6 in reading, writing and mathematics. EQAO administers two secondary assessments. The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test is administered in October each year. The Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics is administered in January to students enrolled in first-semester mathematics courses and in May/June to students enrolled in second-semester and full-year courses. EQAO also coordinates Ontario's participation in national and international assessments. Get More Detail

  • Direction de l'évaluation Education, Loisir et Sport’s site offers a variety of Information Documents on examinations from elementary to secondary education, available in English, but located on the French site. Get More Detail

  • K-12 Anglophone Sector The Assistant Deputy Minister in the New Brunswick Department of Education is responsible for the English Educational Services Division, which includes evaluation and student assessment. There is both monitoring of student achievement through provincial examinations and also monitoring of school effectiveness through a school review process. Get More Detail

  • Secteur francophone Le sous-ministre adjoint à l’enseignement est responsable du bon fonctionnement du secteur des services éducatifs francophones dont les secteurs des services pédagogiques et celui de la mesure et de l'évaluation. Le secteur de la mesure et de l’évaluation inclut le programme d'évaluation des apprentissages des élèves, les programmes d'évaluations pancanadiens et international, le programme d'évaluation des enseignants, le programme d'évaluation des directions d'école ainsi que le programme d'évaluation des écoles. Get More Detail

  • Program of Learning Assessment for Nova Scotia The Evaluation Services Division administers the Program of Learning Assessment for Nova Scotia (PLANS). PLANS includes provincial, national, and international student assessments. Provincial assessments are conducted in elementary, junior high, and senior high schools. In senior high schools, provincial assessments are administered as Nova Scotia Examinations (NSE) in grade 12. Get More Detail

  • Education - Student Assessments In Prince Edward Island. students participate in regional (Atlantic), national and international testing and assessment activities. Get More Detail

  • Departmental Information - Evaluation and Research Division The Division of Evaluation and Research is responsible for program and student evaluation and student certification programs and services. This includes: international, national, regional and provincial testing and assessment activities; the Atlantic provinces common assessment program; high school certification and credit transfer program; adult education certification through the GED and the ABE equivalency programs. Get More Detail

  • Student Assessment Programs Yukon schools began implementing a new assessment plan in the 1999-2000 school year. This plan represents a coherent and comprehensive testing strategy that will provide a good check of the educational system in terms of students’ learning in the two key areas of education: numeracy and literacy. Students will be assessed at important transition points in their school career - the completion of primary, intermediate, junior and secondary years. Get More Detail

  • Student Assessment in Nunavut Schools This site offers a document entitled llitaunnikuliriniq Student Assessment in Nunavut Schools. This paper serves as an aid in understanding what is involved in the design and implementation of student assessment strategies in Nunavut schools. Get More Detail

  • Welcome to Kindergarten - Grade 12 The Northwest Territories offers Alberta’s provincial tests: the Grade 12 Diploma Examinations, and the Grade 3, 6 and 9 Achievement tests to their students. Get More Detail

  • Secondary Education in Canada: A Student Transfer Guide--9th Edition, 2004-2005 The Transfer Guide has been prepared to assist receiving schools in placing secondary students so that their education can be as continuous as possible. The Guide is divided into two parts: Part 1 provides information on secondary education in each province and territory (meaning of specific terms, systems of course numbering, credit requirements, examinations and grading practices, pattern of school organization, curriculum organization, and requirements for graduation); Part 2 contains detailed course descriptions for required and elective courses, with the name, abbreviation and course code that appear on the student's transcript. Get More Detail

  • British Columbia Intergrated Resource Package in Grade 10 to 12 Mathematics This package provides some of the basic information that teachers in British Columbia, Canada require to implement Mathematic applications. It contains prescribed learning outcomes, suggested instructional strategies, suggested assessment strategies, provincially recommended learning resources, and a series of appendices that provide additional information about the curriculum and further support for the teacher. Get More Detail

  • Ontario Mathematics Grades 1-8 Curriculum This document provides a rigorous and challenging curriculum for students of Ontario in Math in Grade 1 to Grade 8. The required knowledge and skills for each grade set high standards and identify what parents and the public can expect children to learn in the schools of Ontario. Get More Detail

  • Mathematics Curriculum Standards for Alberta, Canada This website provides access to Alberta Canada's Grades 1 to 12 mathematics curriculum. The Mathematics Programs of Study for Elementary, Junior High and Senior High identify what students are expected to learn and be able to do in all grades. Mathematics is a common human activity, increasing in importance in a rapidly advancing, technological society and a greater proficiency in using mathematics increases the opportunities available to individuals. Get More Detail

  • Early Math Strategy: Report of the Expert Panel on Early Math in Ontario, 2003 The goal of Ontario’s Early Math Strategy is to raise the level of student achievement as measured by the Grade 3 and 6 province-wide math assessment. This report was prepared by the Early Math Expert Panel, made up of educators and researchers. Panel members compiled research and discussed best practice in the area of early mathematics education. This report summarizes the results of the panel meeting and the recommendations made by the panel. Get More Detail

  • Improving Student Learning in Grades K-9 Mathematics This report from Alberta Canada provides a summary and recommendations related to a study into concerns about the level of achievement in mathematics in the elementary and junior high grades in Alberta. The recommendations for the Improvement in Student Achievement in Grades K-9 Mathematics project included: the development of a comprehensive model for curriculum implementation, ongoing professional development for teachers and administrators, improved assessment of students and better opportunities for teacher training and upgrading. The Executive Summary and Full Report are available for download from the site. Get More Detail

  • Kindergarten to Grade 4 Mathematics: Classroom-Based Assessment This document from Manitoba, Canada provides teachers with practical strategies for classroom-based assessment in mathematics. Get More Detail

  • Measuring Up: Canadian Results of the OECD PISA Study (2003) The PISA 2003 included a direct assessment of students' skills, a student questionnaire, and a school questionnaire completed by principals. In Canada, students completed a supplementary questionnaire that gathered information about their school experiences, work activities, and relationships with others; and parents responded to a telephone survey. About 28,000 15-year old students from over 1,000 schools participated. A large sample was drawn so that information could be provided at both national and provincial level. Get More Detail

  • Saskatchewan Assessment & Evaluation Unit This information website provides the various assesment instruments used in Saskatchewan, Canada. Get More Detail

  • Enhancing Learning through Formative Assessment Case Studies from Canadian and OECD Research Canadian participation in this OECD study involved five provinces, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, and Newfoundland and Labrador, which led the team, coordinated by the CMEC Secretariat. This international comparative study involved participating countries contributing a report and hosting a site visit by an OECD examiner expert in the field of formative assessment. All five provinces participated in the Canadian report; Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec and Saskatchewan aslo hosted site visits. The focus of this OECD study is an in-depth understanding of the way that teaching and leaning takes place and student progress is assessed as a formative process, using a number of exemplary innovations. Get More Detail

  • Canada's SchoolNet: Learning Resources This Canadian web portal provides links to over 7,000 of the Internet's most engaging and informative site selected to meet the needs of teachers, students and parents. Available in French and English, SchoolNet is a partnership with the provincial and territorial governments, the education community and the private sector, to promote the effective use of information and communications technologies (ICT) in learning. Get More Detail

  • SAIP Science III (2004) The SAIP Science III Assessment was administered in the spring of 2004 in selected provincial and territorial schools. Overall, a random sample of approximately 25,000 students from about 2,500 schools wrote the assessment in either English or French. Get More Detail

  • (PISA 2000) Measuring Up: The performance of Canada's youth in reading, mathematics and science This document presents Canada's results from the 2000 PISA assessment in math, science and reading with results reported by the province and an analysis of contextual factors affecting achievement. Get More Detail

  • New Brunswick's SAIP Science III This French-language report summarizes SAIP Science III (2004) results in New Brunswick , Canada and analyzes contextual factors affecting achievement at the provincial level. Get More Detail

  • Common Framework of Science Learning Outcomes, The This French and English language document describes the pan-Canadian K-12 Science Framework. It contains foundation statements as well as general specific learning outcomes for grades 3, 6, 9, and 12. Get More Detail

  • Science Curriculum Standards for Alberta, Canada This website makes available the Grades 1 to 12 science curriculum for Alberta, Canada. The Science Programs of Study for Elementary, Junior High and Senior High identify what students are expected to learn and be able to do in all grades. In Science students learn about the physical world, ecology, technology and develop an understanding of the many applications of science in daily life. Get More Detail

  • Foreign Language Policies, Research, and Educational Possibilities: A Western Perspective This draft paper was prepared by a Canadian based researcher, Dr. Patricia Duff, for the APEC Summit on Education Reform. The paper highlights current issues in foreign language learning policy, research, and instructional practice, primarily in the U.S. and Canada. The author reflects on the importance of cross-program articulation, assessment, teacher education in both foreign language proficiency and appropriate teaching methods and materials; consideration for the timing, duration, intensity and content of teaching; the effective use of technology and other media; and the need to pay attention to the skill areas most needed by students for their ultimate foreign language purposes. Get More Detail

  • Effective Language Education Practices: Policy, Research, and Pedagogy This presentation on foreign language was provided by Dr. Patricia Duff at the International Seminar held in conjunction with the 3rd APEC Education Ministerial Meeting. The presentation covered language education policy and current standards, reviewed research on age of foreign language acquisition, and current foreign language teaching methods in a historical context. Get More Detail

  • Saskatchewan Assessment & Evaluation Unit This information website provides the various assesment instruments used in Saskatchewan, Canada. Get More Detail

  • Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1–8: English As a Second Language and English Literacy, The This Resource Guide from Ontario, Canada describes programs and procedures that support students who are from countries or communities in which standard Canadian English is not the primary language of communication and who may have difficulty meeting the expectations of the Ontario curriculum because of their lack of proficiency in English.Teachers should use this resource guide in conjunction with the various curriculum policy documents that make up the Ontario curriculum for Grades 1 to 8.The guide has been designed to help schools and classroom teachers provide the accommodations and modifications that will enable students from a variety of linguistic, ethnocultural, and educational backgrounds to participate as quickly and as fully as possible and to achieve the expectations of the Ontario curriculum. (In English) Get More Detail

  • Measuring Up: Canadian Results of the OECD PISA Study (2003) The PISA 2003 included a direct assessment of students' skills, a student questionnaire, and a school questionnaire completed by principals. In Canada, students completed a supplementary questionnaire that gathered information about their school experiences, work activities, and relationships with others; and parents responded to a telephone survey. About 28,000 15-year old students from over 1,000 schools participated. A large sample was drawn so that information could be provided at both national and provincial level. Get More Detail

  • Trends in International Mathematics and Science study, 2003 Ontario Report This report is a trend analysis of the performances of 7000 Grade 4 and Grade 7 students, in 250 schools in Ontario. This was made possible because Ontario participated in TIMMS 1995, TIMMS-R 1999, and TIMMS 2003. Get More Detail

  • TIMSS 2003, Results achieved by Québec students on the 2003 mathematics and science tests This report presents the results achieved by Québec students, compares their performances with those of the other participants, and highlights any changes observed since the 1999 and 1995 assessments, in which Québec had also participated. The data are taken from the international report. This is also available in French at http://www.mels.gouv.qc.ca/sanction/pirs/TEIMS-2003.pdf Get More Detail

  • Reading Achievement In Canada and the United States: Findings from the OECD PISA 2000 This report takes a close look at the reading performance of 15-year olds from Canada and the United States. Using data from the 2000 PISA, the report compares the reading skills of the two groups of students in light of their socioeconomic and school information, as well as types of policy practice.Available in French at this link: http://www.rhdcc.gc.ca/fr/sm/ps/pa/publications/2004-002611/page00.shtml Get More Detail

  • New Brunswick's SAIP Science III This French-language report summarizes SAIP Science III (2004) results in New Brunswick , Canada and analyzes contextual factors affecting achievement at the provincial level. Get More Detail


Chile

  • Chilean Government Announces Plans to Increase Internationalisation of Education Sector This document from the Chilean government presents 3 of 36 measures announced by the newly elected Chilean President, Michelle Bachelet to be implemented in the first 100 days of her government to increase internationalisation of Chilean education sector. Get More Detail

  • English Language and other Foreign Language This power point presentation provides a dynamic overview of the policy paper on English and foreign language instruction presented to APEC's Education Ministers at the 3rd APEC Education Ministerial Meeting. The presentation reviews emerging research trends, current reform efforts, and recommended action steps to cooperatively improve language instruction in the region. Get More Detail

  • EducarChile: An Educational Portal This Spanish-language web portal was designed to provide teachers, students, family members and researchers in Chile with a variety of educational resources available in a fun and easy to use format. Enlaces, the Ministry's group dedicated to integrating ICT into the schools, has developed lesson guidelines for teachers on the Portal to help them cover specific curriculum objectives. Get More Detail

  • APEC Ministerial Main Paper - 3rd APEC Education Ministerial Meeting This paper written for the 3rd APEC Education Ministerial Meeting lays out overarching themes facing APEC's Education Ministers in 2004. This paper synthesizes the information found in the policy papers presented on each of the four sub-themes discussed at the meeting - foreign language instruction, math and science instruction, the use of technology in education and educational governance and systemic reform. Get More Detail

  • English Language and other Foreign Language This power point presentation provides a dynamic overview of the policy paper on English and foreign language instruction presented to APEC's Education Ministers at the 3rd APEC Education Ministerial Meeting. The presentation reviews emerging research trends, current reform efforts, and recommended action steps to cooperatively improve language instruction in the region. Get More Detail

  • EducarChile: An Educational Portal This Spanish-language web portal was designed to provide teachers, students, family members and researchers in Chile with a variety of educational resources available in a fun and easy to use format. Enlaces, the Ministry's group dedicated to integrating ICT into the schools, has developed lesson guidelines for teachers on the Portal to help them cover specific curriculum objectives. Get More Detail

  • Enlaces: the Chilean ICT in Education Program This presentation, prepared for the 3rd APEC Education Ministerial Meeting, described Chile's major investement in educational technology, known as Enlaces. The slides describe the program's development , implementation in rural schools and the challenges faced in the coming years for using technology as a driver of change in Chile. Get More Detail

  • Red Enlaces Abierta a la Comunidad/Enlaces Network Open to the Community This Spanish language presentation describes a recent project of Chiles Red Enlaces to widen access to ICT beyond the boundaries of the school building to the larger community. Through this initiative, computer labs provided by Enlaces will open for school community use and operate as training places in basic ICT skills, in extra-curricular hours. This strategy is part of a wider Government Literacy Campaign, which has the goal of training more than 500,000 people in basic ICT skills by the year 2005. Get More Detail

  • Performance Standards in Reading and Mathematics for Chile Performance Standards in Reading and Mathematics for Chile developed by SIMCE. Get More Detail

  • Beginning the Study of the Additive Field An innovation project is developing in Chile, the Strategy of Consultantship to the School for the Curricular Implementation in Mathematics, that considers the mathematical activity as the study of problems fields. In this article a first grade class is described and analysed, carried out by a "consulting teacher" from this Strategy who is responsible for the training of other teachers. The training is carried out through the study and application of Didactic Units that are proposals to organize brief learning processes in those the sequence of the proposed tasks generates the evolution of the techniques and knowledge that the students put at stake. Get More Detail

  • Performance Standards in Reading and Mathematics for Chile Performance Standards in Reading and Mathematics for Chile developed by SIMCE. Get More Detail

  • Mathematical Thinking LIke Angular Stone in the Understanding of Real World Phenomena As part of EDNET’S “Collaborative Study on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures among the APEC Member Economies” Project, this paper highlights Mathematical Thinking LIke Angular Stone in the Understanding of Real World Phenomena for Lesson Study in Mathematics. Get More Detail


China

  • Mathematical Thinking in Primary School and Junior High School As part of EDNET’S “Collaborative Study on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures among the APEC Member Economies” Project, this paper highlights Mathematical Thinking in Primary School and Junior High School for Lesson Study in Mathematics. Get More Detail

  • Bibliography on Chinese research in mathematics education This bibliography focuses on publications in English that are either by Chinese researchers or about China, and that report on school mathematics education at either elementary and secondary levels (covering mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, but particularly selecting those publications about mainland China). The bibliography is in four sections: 1. The Development of School Mathematics Education in China 2. Class Teaching and Learning 3. International Comparative Studies in Mathematics Education 4. Mathematics Education and Technology The bibliography was generated through a systematic search of the literature. Get More Detail

  • The Qualification and Development of Primary School Mathematics Teachers in China This paper highlights primary school math teaching in China. Key topics addressed include: course preparation for primary mathematics teachers, qualities that a primary mathematics teacher needs, training for the mathematics backbone teachers, and the promotion and the evaluation of the primary mathematics teachers. Get More Detail

  • A Review of China’s Elementary Mathematics This paper provides an introduction and analysis of the undergoing curriculum reform in China’s elementary mathematics education. To compare with the past, the history of China’s elementary mathematics education is first briefly reviewed. Then, the content and characteristics of the newly issued curriculum standards are explained and analyzed in details. The curriculum reform is expected to bring a promising future to China’s elementary mathematics education. China's mathematics education has its own unique history, cultural context and national characteristics. Studying the past, present and future of China’s mathematics education, especially for elementary classes, we can learn from the past’s successes and mistakes, find solutions to existing problems, and prepare for the future. Get More Detail

  • Changes in primary school math classroom since the new curriculum reform This paper in PDF format summarizes the changes in classroom instructional practices expected by the new math curriculum in China. Get More Detail

  • New Structure in High School Curriculum in China: Case of Physics From 2000, on the basis of experiment in some regions, China has made a lot of endeavors for curriculum reform preparation and implementation. This paper discusses the new structure for the new curriculum for physics in high schools. Get More Detail

  • Chinese Math Standards Math standards from the People's Republic of China for grades 1-9. Get More Detail

  • Chinese Math Standards Math standards from the People's Republic of China for grades 10-12. Get More Detail

  • Changes in Primary School Math Classroom Since the New Curriculum Reform Since “Mathematics Curriculum Standards in the Phase of Full-time Compulsory Education (Experimental Manuscript)” (referred to as the Standards) was enacted six years ago, the new math curriculum reform has been carried out all around China. Teachers tried to integrate the ideas and requirements of the Standards into their daily teaching practice, which brought new look to math classroom. The ideas, objectives, contents and suggestions that the Standards involved have increasingly become the focus of attention and the base of research for the mathematics educators and researchers. In light of this context, a series of obvious and profound changes have taken place in the primary school math classroom instruction. Get More Detail

  • Innovation on Science Curriculum in China In order to better respond to the socioeconomic changes, China has carried out a serious of science education reforms beginning in 2000. This paper highlights: the nature, ideas, objectives and the main contents of the science curriculum; text books for integrated science curriculum used in middle schools; and various teaching patterns by inquiry, activity, cooperation and instruction according to the curriculum objectives, teaching environment and student situation. Get More Detail

  • New Structure in High School Curriculum in China: Case of Physics From 2000, on the basis of experiment in some regions, China has made a lot of endeavors for curriculum reform preparation and implementation. This paper discusses the new structure for the new curriculum for physics in high schools. Get More Detail

  • Innovation on Mathematics Curriculum and Textbooks in China This paper highlights mathematics curriculum in Primary & Middle Schools, mathematics textbooks in high schools, and characteristics of Mathematics Curriculum in Basic Education. Get More Detail

  • Elementary Mathematics Teacher Specialists in China This paper discusses the training and development of elementary mathematics teacher specialists, the teaching arrangement modes for elementary mathematics specialists, and the communication and interaction among elementary mathematics teacher specialists and teacher specialists across content areas. Get More Detail

  • Chinese English Standards This is an unofficial translation of the People's Republic of China's English Language Teaching Standards. Get More Detail

  • Teachers’ School-Based Practice and Action Study: Professional Development Model for ICT Integration This power point presentation, prepared for the 3rd APEC Education Ministerial Meeting as a case study, provides information about China's approach to improving professional development and teachers' use of technology in education. Get More Detail

  • Ensuring Students’ Skills to Participate in the 21st Century Economy Through Curriculum Reform This English-language paper, subtitled "A View from China" was presented at the 2004 Summit on Education Reform in the APEC Region. The paper reviews the skills that students need to participate in the 21st Century from China's perspectives, and reflects on China's efforts to reform curriculum in order to achieve these skills. Get More Detail

  • Chinese Education and Research Network: Educational Technology This Chinese- and English-language website provides an overview of education technology policies in the People's Republic of China at elementary, secondary and tertiary levels. Get More Detail

  • U.S.-China E-Language Project The promising practice document describes a joint research and development project between the U.S. Department of Education and the Chinese Ministry of Education to provide exchange and cooperation opportunities for the development of Internet-based language instruction known as the E-Language Learning System (ELLS). As a research and development endeavor between the two countries, the purpose of ELLS is to determine the viability and effectiveness of an Internet-based, second-language approach to instruction for middle school students through the integrated use of animation, gaming techniques, and voice recognition. Get More Detail

  • Using ICT to Prepare Learners for the 21st Century: The Perspectives of Eastern APEC Economies This draft article was written by a researcher from China's Tsinghua University, Dr. Jianwei Zhang, for the APEC Summit on Education Reform. The paper depicts an overview of the development of ICT in schools in Eastern APEC economies. This includes planning and management, hardware infrastructures, resources and services, staff development, and the practices of educationally using ICT. The cultural impacts and directions for the future development are also discussed focusing on the widespread uses and integrations of ICT in education that can enhance sustainable innovations. Get More Detail

  • Teachers’ School-Based Practice and Action Study: Professional Development Model for ICT Integration This power point presentation, prepared for the 3rd APEC Education Ministerial Meeting as a case study, provides information about China's approach to improving professional development and teachers' use of technology in education. Get More Detail

  • Ensuring Students’ Skills to Participate in the 21st Century Economy Through Curriculum Reform This English-language paper, subtitled "A View from China" was presented at the 2004 Summit on Education Reform in the APEC Region. The paper reviews the skills that students need to participate in the 21st Century from China's perspectives, and reflects on China's efforts to reform curriculum in order to achieve these skills. Get More Detail

  • A Review of China’s Elementary Mathematics This paper provides an introduction and analysis of the undergoing curriculum reform in China’s elementary mathematics education. To compare with the past, the history of China’s elementary mathematics education is first briefly reviewed. Then, the content and characteristics of the newly issued curriculum standards are explained and analyzed in details. The curriculum reform is expected to bring a promising future to China’s elementary mathematics education. China's mathematics education has its own unique history, cultural context and national characteristics. Studying the past, present and future of China’s mathematics education, especially for elementary classes, we can learn from the past’s successes and mistakes, find solutions to existing problems, and prepare for the future. Get More Detail

  • Changes in primary school math classroom since the new curriculum reform This paper in PDF format summarizes the changes in classroom instructional practices expected by the new math curriculum in China. Get More Detail

  • Bibliography on Chinese research in mathematics education This bibliography focuses on publications in English that are either by Chinese researchers or about China, and that report on school mathematics education at either elementary and secondary levels (covering mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, but particularly selecting those publications about mainland China). The bibliography is in four sections: 1. The Development of School Mathematics Education in China 2. Class Teaching and Learning 3. International Comparative Studies in Mathematics Education 4. Mathematics Education and Technology The bibliography was generated through a systematic search of the literature. Get More Detail

  • The U.S.-China Education Leaders Forum on Math and Science Education The U.S.-China Education Leaders Forum on Math and Science Education is a two-day meeting organized by Asia Society, the Education Commission of the States and the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China to explore common challenges and strategies in math, science and technology education. The meeting will convene education leaders from China and the United States and will take place July 10-12 in Denver, Colorado. Get More Detail

  • Elementary Mathematics Teacher Specialists in China This paper discusses the training and development of elementary mathematics teacher specialists, the teaching arrangement modes for elementary mathematics specialists, and the communication and interaction among elementary mathematics teacher specialists and teacher specialists across content areas. Get More Detail

  • The Qualification and Development of Primary School Mathematics Teachers in China This paper highlights primary school math teaching in China. Key topics addressed include: course preparation for primary mathematics teachers, qualities that a primary mathematics teacher needs, training for the mathematics backbone teachers, and the promotion and the evaluation of the primary mathematics teachers. Get More Detail

  • Bibliography on Chinese research in mathematics education This bibliography focuses on publications in English that are either by Chinese researchers or about China, and that report on school mathematics education at either elementary and secondary levels (covering mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, but particularly selecting those publications about mainland China). The bibliography is in four sections: 1. The Development of School Mathematics Education in China 2. Class Teaching and Learning 3. International Comparative Studies in Mathematics Education 4. Mathematics Education and Technology The bibliography was generated through a systematic search of the literature. Get More Detail

  • The U.S.-China Education Leaders Forum on Math and Science Education The U.S.-China Education Leaders Forum on Math and Science Education is a two-day meeting organized by Asia Society, the Education Commission of the States and the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China to explore common challenges and strategies in math, science and technology education. The meeting will convene education leaders from China and the United States and will take place July 10-12 in Denver, Colorado. Get More Detail

  • Changes in primary school math classroom since the new curriculum reform This paper in PDF format summarizes the changes in classroom instructional practices expected by the new math curriculum in China. Get More Detail

  • U.S.-China E-Language Project The promising practice document describes a joint research and development project between the U.S. Department of Education and the Chinese Ministry of Education to provide exchange and cooperation opportunities for the development of Internet-based language instruction known as the E-Language Learning System (ELLS). As a research and development endeavor between the two countries, the purpose of ELLS is to determine the viability and effectiveness of an Internet-based, second-language approach to instruction for middle school students through the integrated use of animation, gaming techniques, and voice recognition. Get More Detail

  • China’s English Language Teaching at School Today: A Report on Policies and Reform, Progress ... This English language slide presentation was created for the 2004 Summit on Education Reform in the APEC region to report on English language instruction policy in China today. The power point slides cover general policies and reform directions in China, including professional development and textbook design, and examines current challenges and future directions in English language instruction. Get More Detail

  • The Recent Reform of School Science Curriculum in China A new wave of school curriculum reform spread over China since 2002 with the publication of the new National Curriculum. It changed the foci of school curriculum from knowledge delivery to student development in three dimensions: knowledge and skills, process and methods, and, affective and value. It changed the structure of school curriculum from subject-centered to a more integrated, life-oriented, and selective possibility. It encouraged more enquiry learning and problem solving in order to change student learning from a receptive to an active way. It also encouraged teachers to be more facilitative and interactive in their classroom teaching. It invited educators and teachers to develop new approaches and techniques for assessment to liberate students from the heavy pressure of examination. Get More Detail

  • The U.S.-China Education Leaders Forum on Math and Science Education The U.S.-China Education Leaders Forum on Math and Science Education is a two-day meeting organized by Asia Society, the Education Commission of the States and the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China to explore common challenges and strategies in math, science and technology education. The meeting will convene education leaders from China and the United States and will take place July 10-12 in Denver, Colorado. Get More Detail

  • The Recent Reform of School Science Curriculum in China A new wave of school curriculum reform spread over China since 2002 with the publication of the new National Curriculum. It changed the foci of school curriculum from knowledge delivery to student development in three dimensions: knowledge and skills, process and methods, and, affective and value. Get More Detail

  • Innovation on Science Curriculum in China In order to better respond to the socioeconomic changes, China has carried out a serious of science education reforms beginning in 2000. This paper highlights: the nature, ideas, objectives and the main contents of the science curriculum; text books for integrated science curriculum used in middle schools; and various teaching patterns by inquiry, activity, cooperation and instruction according to the curriculum objectives, teaching environment and student situation. Get More Detail

  • The U.S.-China Education Leaders Forum on Math and Science Education The U.S.-China Education Leaders Forum on Math and Science Education is a two-day meeting organized by Asia Society, the Education Commission of the States and the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China to explore common challenges and strategies in math, science and technology education. The meeting will convene education leaders from China and the United States and will take place July 10-12 in Denver, Colorado. Get More Detail

  • The Recent Reform of School Science Curriculum in China A new wave of school curriculum reform spread over China since 2002 with the publication of the new National Curriculum. It changed the foci of school curriculum from knowledge delivery to student development in three dimensions: knowledge and skills, process and methods, and, affective and value. It changed the structure of school curriculum from subject-centered to a more integrated, life-oriented, and selective possibility. It encouraged more enquiry learning and problem solving in order to change student learning from a receptive to an active way. It also encouraged teachers to be more facilitative and interactive in their classroom teaching. It invited educators and teachers to develop new approaches and techniques for assessment to liberate students from the heavy pressure of examination. Get More Detail

  • The Recent Reform of School Science Curriculum in China A new wave of school curriculum reform spread over China since 2002 with the publication of the new National Curriculum. It changed the foci of school curriculum from knowledge delivery to student development in three dimensions: knowledge and skills, process and methods, and, affective and value. Get More Detail


Chinese Taipei


Hong Kong

  • Development of Mathematical Thinking in Hong Kong Schools As part of EDNET’S “Collaborative Study on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures among the APEC Member Economies” Project, this paper highlights Development of Mathematical Thinking in Hong Kong Schools for Lesson Study in Mathematics. Get More Detail

  • Basic Education Curriculum Guide-Building on Strengths (Primary 1-Secondary 3) The Basic Education Curriculum Guide from Hong Kong aims to help school heads and teachers reflect upon the strengths of their schools with reference to the main recommendations made in the Curriculum Development Council's (CDC) Report on "Learning to Learn - The Way Forward in Curriculum Development" (CDC, 2001), and then to decide how best to bring about the curriculum reform in the context of the school to achieve the aims of education and the overall aims of the school curriculum. Get More Detail

  • Comparative Study of Mathematics Classrooms – What can be learned from the TIMSS 1999 Video Study The Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 1999 Video Study aims at describing and comparing eighth-grade mathematics teaching practices among seven countries in order to identify similar or different classroom features. Since East Asian students have consistently performed well in recent international studies of mathematics achievement, this paper intends to analyze the TIMSS Video Study data for the East Asian country of Hong Kong in order to see whether there are classroom practices that can be used to explain students’ high achievement in mathematics. Get More Detail

  • Preliminary Study on Reviewing the Progress and Evaluating the Information Technology in Education Commissioned by the Education Department (ED) in Hong Kong, this study reviews and evaluates Government initiatives implementing Information Technology in Education (ITEd). The study was called for in "Information Technology for Learning in a New Era: Five-year Strategy 1998/99 to 2002/03." Get More Detail

  • Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education and Development APJTED is an international refereed journal dedicated to theory development, empirical research, policy formulation, and practical improvement in teacher education, staff development, and teaching. It is published biannually with articles in English or Chinese. Get More Detail

  • Basic Education Curriculum Guide-Building on Strengths (Primary 1-Secondary 3) The Basic Education Curriculum Guide from Hong Kong aims to help school heads and teachers reflect upon the strengths of their schools with reference to the main recommendations made in the Curriculum Development Council's (CDC) Report on "Learning to Learn - The Way Forward in Curriculum Development" (CDC, 2001), and then to decide how best to bring about the curriculum reform in the context of the school to achieve the aims of education and the overall aims of the school curriculum. Get More Detail

  • Quality Assurance for Schools This is an official website for the Quality Assurance Division, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. It provides information about the quality assurance framework, inspection, performance indicators for evaluating school performance and annual reports on Quality assurance inspection findings Get More Detail

  • Basic Education Curriculum Guide-Building on Strengths (Primary 1-Secondary 3) The Basic Education Curriculum Guide from Hong Kong aims to help school heads and teachers reflect upon the strengths of their schools with reference to the main recommendations made in the Curriculum Development Council's (CDC) Report on "Learning to Learn - The Way Forward in Curriculum Development" (CDC, 2001), and then to decide how best to bring about the curriculum reform in the context of the school to achieve the aims of education and the overall aims of the school curriculum. Get More Detail

  • Educational Centralization and Decentralization in East Asia This draft research paper was prepared by a researcher from Hong Kong, Dr. Frederick Leung, in preparation for the APEC Summit on Education Reform. Given that many East Asian economies are introducing some form of educational decentralization, the paper discusses such questions as the motives behind the decentralization measures in the East, the success of these measures, and what can be learned from experimenting with decentralization. Get More Detail

  • Preliminary Study on Reviewing the Progress and Evaluating the Information Technology in Education Commissioned by the Education Department (ED) in Hong Kong, this study reviews and evaluates Government initiatives implementing Information Technology in Education (ITEd). The study was called for in "Information Technology for Learning in a New Era: Five-year Strategy 1998/99 to 2002/03." Get More Detail

  • Information Technology in Education – Way Forward This English-language document reviews the achievements Hong Kong China's Education ICT plan - “Information Technology for Learning in a New Era: Five-year Strategy – 1998/99 to 2002/03.” The document proposes a vision in educational technology in the coming year and proposes the way forward. Available in Chinese as well. Get More Detail

  • Basic Education Curriculum Guide-Building on Strengths (Primary 1-Secondary 3) The Basic Education Curriculum Guide from Hong Kong aims to help school heads and teachers reflect upon the strengths of their schools with reference to the main recommendations made in the Curriculum Development Council's (CDC) Report on "Learning to Learn - The Way Forward in Curriculum Development" (CDC, 2001), and then to decide how best to bring about the curriculum reform in the context of the school to achieve the aims of education and the overall aims of the school curriculum. Get More Detail

  • Preliminary Study on Reviewing the Progress and Evaluating the Information Technology in Education Commissioned by the Education Department (ED) in Hong Kong, this study reviews and evaluates Government initiatives implementing Information Technology in Education (ITEd). The study was called for in "Information Technology for Learning in a New Era: Five-year Strategy 1998/99 to 2002/03." Get More Detail

  • HKSAR Curriculum Development Institute This is an official website for the Curriculum Development Institute, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). An overview and relevant information about the curriculum development on 8 Key Learning Areas (KLA) (including Mathematics Education), resources and supporting materials are available. Get More Detail

  • Education Reform Proposals This is an official website for the Education Commission, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. It provides consultation documents and reports on the education reform in Hong Kong. Get More Detail

  • Preliminary Study on Reviewing the Progress and Evaluating the Information Technology in Education Commissioned by the Education Department (ED) in Hong Kong, this study reviews and evaluates Government initiatives implementing Information Technology in Education (ITEd). The study was called for in "Information Technology for Learning in a New Era: Five-year Strategy 1998/99 to 2002/03." Get More Detail

  • HKSAR Curriculum Development Institute This is an official website for the Curriculum Development Institute, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). An overview and relevant information about the curriculum development on 8 Key Learning Areas (KLA) (including Mathematics Education), resources and supporting materials are available. Get More Detail

  • Mathematics Education Key Learning Area Website This is an official website for the Mathematics Education Section, Curriculum Development Institute, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. It provides support for teachers of mathematics in Hong Kong. Get More Detail

  • English Language Education Key Learning Area Curriculum Guide (Primary 1-Secondary 3) This curriculum guide from Hong Kong aims to present the curriculum frameworks, which include curriculum aims, learning targets and objectives, and provides suggestions regarding curriculum planning, learning and teaching strategies, assessment and exemplars of effective learning, teaching and assessment practices. Get More Detail

  • Physics World Physics World is a web site dedicated for physics education in Hong Kong. It provides a web-based resource centre and a newsgroup for secondary school teachers to share resources and experience. This site is in Chinese but provides the option to view it in English. Get More Detail

  • Hong Kong Bio Web This Hong Kong website provides a channel for teachers and students to access information and resources useful for teaching and learning Biology. Get More Detail


Indonesia

  • Indonesian Report on the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) This study contains data derived from the 1997 re-administration of the TIMSS instruments in Indonesia. In 1995, the Assessment Center within the National Office for Research and Development took part in the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) organised by the IEA (International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement). Unfortunately, Indonesia was not included in the TIMSS report officially issued at the end of 1996 because of problems associated with sampling design. In 1997, the Assessment Center readministered the TIMSS instruments to Junior Secondary School students in sampled schools. This paper contains the results of this study and their implication for math and science policy and practice in Indonesia. Get More Detail

  • Workshop on Efforts to Improve Teacher’s Status and Professionalism This English-language paper describes a workshop designed to address Indonesian teachers questions regarding national decentralization policies, such as how the decentralization process will affect the incentive structures faced by teachers, the process of assignment, evaluation and promotion, and dismissal of teachers? As well as what kinds of administrative and pedagogical supportIndonesian teachers can expect while on the job. The workshop resulted in the formulation of a strategic plan and recommendations to improve the status and professionalism of teachers. Get More Detail

  • Education in Indonesia: Impact of the Crisis and Response. This is a short background paper from the World Bank about the impact of economic crisis on Indonesia's education system and the response of the Indonesian Government. Get More Detail

  • Act of the Republic of Indonesia on National Education System This English-language document provides the text of a new law reforming Indonesia's National Education System resulting from national wide consultation. The Government of Indonesia made political commitments at the World Education Forum (April 2000), along with others, for achieving basic education for all. In this broader context, national level reflections were engaged for developing a new vision of education, as part of the reform in Indonesia, which emphasize the implementation of the principles of democracy, autonomy, decentralization, and public accountability. Get More Detail

  • Education in Indonesia: Impact of the Crisis and Response. This is a short background paper from the World Bank about the impact of economic crisis on Indonesia's education system and the response of the Indonesian Government. Get More Detail

  • Workshop on Efforts to Improve Teacher’s Status and Professionalism This English-language paper describes a workshop designed to address Indonesian teachers questions regarding national decentralization policies, such as how the decentralization process will affect the incentive structures faced by teachers, the process of assignment, evaluation and promotion, and dismissal of teachers? As well as what kinds of administrative and pedagogical supportIndonesian teachers can expect while on the job. The workshop resulted in the formulation of a strategic plan and recommendations to improve the status and professionalism of teachers. Get More Detail

  • Pursuing Good Practice of Secondary Mathematics Education Starting in 1999 and lasting in 2005, the extending of IMSTEP_JICA Project resulting the piloting activities through Lesson Studies for searching good practice of secondary mathematics teaching in three cluster site West Java, Central Java and East Java. Results of the studies significantly indicated that there are improvements of the practice of secondary mathematics teaching learning processes in term of teaching methodology, teacher competencies, students achievements, alternative evaluation, teaching learning resources and syllabus. The results of the project support the government efforts in improving secondary education by introducing the new curriculum. However, there are still great challenges for both educationists and practitioners to establish good practice of secondary mathematics teaching. One of the proposed solutions is to en-culture lesson studies activities by e.g. learning them from Japan contexts. Get More Detail

  • Lesson Study: Promoting Student Thinking on the Concept of Least Common Multiple (LCM) As part of EDNET’S “Collaborative Study on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures among the APEC Member Economies” Project, this paper highlights Lesson Study: Promoting Student Thinking on the Concept of Least Common Multiple (LCM) Through Realistic Approach in the 4th Grade of Primary Mathematics Teaching for Lesson Study in Mathematics. Get More Detail


Japan

  • Mathematical Thinking from the Perspectives of Problem Solving and Area of Learning Contents As part of EDNET’S “Collaborative Study on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures among the APEC Member Economies” Project, this paper highlights Mathematical Thinking from the Perspectives of Problem Solving and Area of Learning Contents for Lesson Study in Mathematics. Get More Detail

  • Best Practices in Professional Learning of Science and Mathematics Teachers This final report documents the outcome of the International Seminar on Best Practices in Science and Mathematics Teaching and Learning that brought together key educators and teacher trainers of science and mathematics from selected APEC member countries to share/demonstrate their innovative practices in the training of science and mathematics teachers either at pre-service or in-service level, to formulate plans of action for the establishment of networks/ partnerships to exchange best practices, and to propose recommendations for follow-up actions. This seminar was planned in support of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) recommendations and organized by the National Institute for Educational Policy Research (NIER) and the Asia-Pacific Programme of Educational Innovation for Development (APEID), UNESCO Bangkok from 14 to 18 November 2005. Get More Detail

  • International Seminar on Best Practices in Science and Mathematics Teaching and Learning General information regarding the International Seminar on Best Practices in Science and Mathematics Teaching and Learning held in Tokyo, Japan, 14-18 November, 2005. Get More Detail

  • Using Lesson Study to Implement More Effective Lessons: Focusing on Mathematical Thinking Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • A Collaborative Study on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures This is the progress report on the APEC project “A Collaborative study on innovations for teaching and learning mathematics in different cultures among the APEC Member Economies”. It included the result of APEC - Tsukuba International Conference. Get More Detail

  • Mathematical Thinking and How to Teach It As part of EDNET’S “Collaborative Study on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures among the APEC Member Economies” Project, this paper highlights Mathematical Thinking and How to Teach It for Lesson Study in Mathematics. Get More Detail

  • Reflecting on Good Practices via VTR, based on a VTR of Mr. Tanaka’s lesson ‘How many blocks? The focus of the Tokyo and Thailand meetings are to share ideas on good practices from participants and to structure, develop and review the product using VTR for teacher education and reform movement in Mathematics Education. The Tokyo meeting focuses on developing a format for sharing good practices. This paper proposes the following special format: a) Short summary of the lesson with emphasis on major problems in the lesson, b) Components of the lesson and main events in the class, and, c) Possible issues for discussion and reflection with teachers observing the lesson. Based on this format, good practices may be identified and explained. This procedure strengthens the proposal that the function of the VTR is more than merely the re-production of good practices. Get More Detail

  • APEC Symposium - Innovative teaching mathematics through Lesson Study Schedule of specialist session for the Tsukuba International Conference in Tokyo, Japan, January 16, 2006 Get More Detail

  • Informatization in Elementary and Secondary School in Japan This brief outlines Japan's recent plans to help students be able to use technology and the information it makes readily available. The information was distributed at the 3rd APEC Education Ministerial Meeting. Get More Detail

  • Encouraging Mathematical Thinking that has Both Power and Simplicity Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Innovation of Mathematics Teaching With ICT Geometric Constructor is one of the dynamic geometry softwares used in Japan. There are three versions (DOS, Windows, Java), some web applications using GC/Java. One of the features of Geometric Constructor is the existence of powerful users. By the collaboration with teachers, this software has been able to be developed. One of the core of collaboration is lesson study. Three lessons are described in this paper. The whole-class discussion is suitable to the lesson with Geometric Constructor. Get More Detail

  • Promoting Mathematical Thinking in the Malaysian Classroom: Issues and Challenges Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Enhancing Elementary School Mathematics Teachers’ Mathematical Thinking Through In-Service Training Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Mathematical Thinking and How to Teach It Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Developing Mathematical Reasoning Through Argumentation Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Mathematical Thinking in Brunei Curriculum: Implementation Issues and Challenges Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Lesson Study: Promoting Student Thinking on the Concept of Least Common Multiple (LCM) Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Developing Mathematical Thinking in Classroom Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Mathematical Thinking from the Perspectives of Problem Solving and Area of Learning Contents Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Perspectives on Mathematical Thinking in Korea Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Developing Student’s Mathematical Thinking through Lesson Study in Thailand Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Developing Mathematical Thinking through Problem-Based Lessons Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Developing Mathematical Thinking through Lesson Study: Overcoming Barriers to Effective Implementati Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Mathematical Thinking in Primary School and Junior High School Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Some Remarks on Mathematical Thinking in Education Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Development of Mathematical Thinking in Hong Kong Schools Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Mexican Perspective on Mathematical Thinking Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Mathematical Thinking like Angular Stone in the Understanding of Real World Phenomena Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Japanese Math and Science Standards This document is an unofficial English translation of the Japanese Math and Science standards. Get More Detail

  • Study Lessons in Attached Schools of the University of Tsukuba Examining instruction that focuses on “viewing a number in relationship to other numbers, such as a product of other numbers.” Get More Detail

  • Developing Mathematical Thinking in Singapore Elementary Schools Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • What is Mathematical Thinking and Why is it Important? Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Designing Mathematics Conjecturing Activities to Foster Thinking and Constructing Actively Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Promising Practice: Super English Language High Schools (SELHi) in Japan This promising practice, written in anticipation for the 3rd APEC Education Ministerial Meeting, describes the Japanese Ministry's new initiative to promote English-Language instruction: the Super English Language High Schools. Get More Detail

  • Japanese Super Science High Schools (SSHs): An Overview This document, written in anticipation of the 3rd APEC Education Ministieral Meeting, provides an overview of the Japan's Super Science High Schools. These high school are designated by The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) to emphasize science, technology and math education. SSHs undertake research and development of innovative curricula with emphasis on science, technology and mathematics study and effective ways of collaborating with universities and research institutes. Get More Detail

  • Encouraging Mathematical Thinking that has Both Power and Simplicity Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Promoting Mathematical Thinking in the Malaysian Classroom: Issues and Challenges Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Enhancing Elementary School Mathematics Teachers’ Mathematical Thinking Through In-Service Training Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Mathematical Thinking and How to Teach It Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Developing Mathematical Thinking in Singapore Elementary Schools Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • What is Mathematical Thinking and Why is it Important? Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Designing Mathematics Conjecturing Activities to Foster Thinking and Constructing Actively Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Policy Paper on Mathematics and Science Instruction - 3rd APEC Education Ministerial Meeting This policy paper, written in preparation for the 3rd APEC Education Ministerial Meeting, outliens major recommendations to improve mathematics and science instruction in the APEC region. The paper reviews major policy and research trends in the area, presents examples of practice from the region, and provides recommendations for further research and cooperative activities. Get More Detail

  • Reforms of Education System in Japan These slides, prepared for the 3rd APEC Education Ministerial Meeting, describe Japan's recent school management reform efforts including movements towards decentralization. Get More Detail

  • Japanese Super Science High Schools (SSHs): An Overview This document, written in anticipation of the 3rd APEC Education Ministieral Meeting, provides an overview of the Japan's Super Science High Schools. These high school are designated by The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) to emphasize science, technology and math education. SSHs undertake research and development of innovative curricula with emphasis on science, technology and mathematics study and effective ways of collaborating with universities and research institutes. Get More Detail

  • e-Japan Strategy This English-language document provides the first e-Japan Strategy which was formulated in 2001 to serve as Japan's basic IT strategy, including for schools. Nurturing ICT personnel and promotion of ICT learning were positioned as fundamental pillars under these strategies. In 2003, e-Japan Strategy II was released and an e-Japan Priority Plan is formulated annually as a concrete action plan. Get More Detail

  • e-Japan Priority Policy Program (Summary) Index This slide from the Japan's IT Strategy Council describes the goals established for using IT to promote education and develop human resources. Specific goals have been established for elementary and secondary schools to be met by 2005, including a constant high-speed internet connection in all public schools and reaching a rate of 5.4 children per computer in every classroom. Get More Detail

  • E-Japan Priority Plan-2003 This document provides an overview of Japan's Priority Plan outlining various policies for the application of ICT in education. The Plan emphasizes the cultivation of human resources and the promotion of education and learning. Get More Detail

  • Informatization in Elementary and Secondary School in Japan This brief outlines Japan's recent plans to help students be able to use technology and the information it makes readily available. The information was distributed at the 3rd APEC Education Ministerial Meeting. Get More Detail

  • Best Practices in Professional Learning of Science and Mathematics Teachers This final report documents the outcome of the International Seminar on Best Practices in Science and Mathematics Teaching and Learning that brought together key educators and teacher trainers of science and mathematics from selected APEC member countries to share/demonstrate their innovative practices in the training of science and mathematics teachers either at pre-service or in-service level, to formulate plans of action for the establishment of networks/ partnerships to exchange best practices, and to propose recommendations for follow-up actions. This seminar was planned in support of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) recommendations and organized by the National Institute for Educational Policy Research (NIER) and the Asia-Pacific Programme of Educational Innovation for Development (APEID), UNESCO Bangkok from 14 to 18 November 2005. Get More Detail

  • International Seminar on Best Practices in Science and Mathematics Teaching and Learning General information regarding the International Seminar on Best Practices in Science and Mathematics Teaching and Learning held in Tokyo, Japan, 14-18 November, 2005. Get More Detail

  • Japanese Math and Science Standards This document is an unofficial English translation of the Japanese Math and Science standards. Get More Detail

  • Using Lesson Study to Implement More Effective Lessons: Focusing on Mathematical Thinking Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Some Remarks on Mathematical Thinking in Education Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Development of Mathematical Thinking in Hong Kong Schools Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Mexican Perspective on Mathematical Thinking Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Mathematical Thinking like Angular Stone in the Understanding of Real World Phenomena Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Developing Mathematical Reasoning Through Argumentation Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Mathematical Thinking in Brunei Curriculum: Implementation Issues and Challenges Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Lesson Study: Promoting Student Thinking on the Concept of Least Common Multiple (LCM) Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Developing Mathematical Thinking in Classroom Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Mathematical Thinking from the Perspectives of Problem Solving and Area of Learning Contents Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Perspectives on Mathematical Thinking in Korea Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Developing Student’s Mathematical Thinking through Lesson Study in Thailand Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Developing Mathematical Thinking through Problem-Based Lessons Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Developing Mathematical Thinking through Lesson Study: Overcoming Barriers to Effective Implementati Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Mathematical Thinking in Primary School and Junior High School Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Science Literacy Enhancement Initiative in Japan This presentation provides information about Japan's recent efforts to improve science literacy. The presentation covers several initiatives such as digital study materials and model schools. Get More Detail

  • Best Practices in Professional Learning of Science and Mathematics Teachers This final report documents the outcome of the International Seminar on Best Practices in Science and Mathematics Teaching and Learning that brought together key educators and teacher trainers of science and mathematics from selected APEC member countries to share/demonstrate their innovative practices in the training of science and mathematics teachers either at pre-service or in-service level, to formulate plans of action for the establishment of networks/ partnerships to exchange best practices, and to propose recommendations for follow-up actions. This seminar was planned in support of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) recommendations and organized by the National Institute for Educational Policy Research (NIER) and the Asia-Pacific Programme of Educational Innovation for Development (APEID), UNESCO Bangkok from 14 to 18 November 2005. Get More Detail

  • International Seminar on Best Practices in Science and Mathematics Teaching and Learning General information regarding the International Seminar on Best Practices in Science and Mathematics Teaching and Learning held in Tokyo, Japan, 14-18 November, 2005. Get More Detail

  • Japanese Math and Science Standards This document is an unofficial English translation of the Japanese Math and Science standards. Get More Detail

  • Regarding the Establishment of an Action Plan to Cultivate “Japanese with English Abilities” This Action Plan describes Japan's proposed system for cultivating “Japanese with English abilities” in 5 years. The action plan clarifies the goals and directions for the improvement of English education to be achieved by 2008 and the measures the Ministry has outlined to realize these goals. Get More Detail

  • Goals to Cultivate “Japanese with English Abilities” This chart, prepared for the 3rd APEC Education Ministerial Meeting, provides an overview of Japan's policy goals regarding English language instruction in schools. Japan's aim is to achieve these goals by 2008. Get More Detail

  • Promising Practice: Super English Language High Schools (SELHi) in Japan This promising practice, written in anticipation for the 3rd APEC Education Ministerial Meeting, describes the Japanese Ministry's new initiative to promote English-Language instruction: the Super English Language High Schools. Get More Detail

  • Policy Paper on Mathematics and Science Instruction - 3rd APEC Education Ministerial Meeting This policy paper, written in preparation for the 3rd APEC Education Ministerial Meeting, outliens major recommendations to improve mathematics and science instruction in the APEC region. The paper reviews major policy and research trends in the area, presents examples of practice from the region, and provides recommendations for further research and cooperative activities. Get More Detail

  • Science Literacy Enhancement Initiative in Japan This presentation provides information about Japan's recent efforts to improve science literacy. The presentation covers several initiatives such as digital study materials and model schools. Get More Detail

  • Japanese Super Science High Schools (SSHs): An Overview This document, written in anticipation of the 3rd APEC Education Ministieral Meeting, provides an overview of the Japan's Super Science High Schools. These high school are designated by The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) to emphasize science, technology and math education. SSHs undertake research and development of innovative curricula with emphasis on science, technology and mathematics study and effective ways of collaborating with universities and research institutes. Get More Detail

  • Japan's Science Literacy Enhancement Initiative This English-language webpage describes recent efforts to improve Science Education and promote public understanding of science and technology in Japan. The webpage describes elements of the Science Literacy Enhancement Initiative as well as activites in museums and other institutions. Get More Detail


Korea

  • A Study on the 7th National Curriculum Implementation at the Secondary Schools Level This study looked into the procedures of and the status of the implementation of the new 7th National Curriculum at secondary school level (7th through 10th grades). It examined, a) the processes taken by the local boards of education of facilitating the schools with the new curriculum implementation and, b) the schools and the teachers for the actual implementation of the 10 core subject matters in classrooms. Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Standards from South Korea South Korea's education has also traditionally been excellent as suggested in international studies. But it has undertaken major efforts to reform its curriculum. This site includes an English version of its reformed currcullum structure and general goals. Get More Detail

  • A Study on the 7th National Curriculum Implementation at the Secondary Schools Level This study looked into the procedures of and the status of the implementation of the new 7th National Curriculum at secondary school level (7th through 10th grades). It examined, a) the processes taken by the local boards of education of facilitating the schools with the new curriculum implementation and, b) the schools and the teachers for the actual implementation of the 10 core subject matters in classrooms. Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Standards from South Korea South Korea's education has also traditionally been excellent as suggested in international studies. But it has undertaken major efforts to reform its curriculum. This site includes an English version of its reformed currcullum structure and general goals. Get More Detail

  • EDUNET Educational Resource This Korean and English-language web portal, operated by KERIS (Korea Education & Research Information Service), provides K-12 teachers with instructional materials, classroom management materials, clinical supervision materials, online instructional materials, and public resources. Its features include e-learning, cyber teachers, computer simulations and animations, and teaching modules. Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Standards from South Korea South Korea's education has also traditionally been excellent as suggested in international studies. But it has undertaken major efforts to reform its curriculum. This site includes an English version of its reformed currcullum structure and general goals. Get More Detail

  • Korea Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) This Korean language website from the Korean Institute of Curriculum and Evaluation provides curriculum resources and professional development materials for ten subject areas, math and science in particular. The Science section of KICE-TLC, for example, features classroom videos-on-demand along with teaching materials, topic books, various science experiment videos-on-demand with print materials, science teaching and learning theories, and so on. Get More Detail

  • EDUNET Educational Resource This Korean and English-language web portal, operated by KERIS (Korea Education & Research Information Service), provides K-12 teachers with instructional materials, classroom management materials, clinical supervision materials, online instructional materials, and public resources. Its features include e-learning, cyber teachers, computer simulations and animations, and teaching modules. Get More Detail

  • Korean Curriculum Standards for Science Science curriculum guidelines from Korea. Get More Detail

  • Korea Institute of Curriculum and Evaluation: Evaluation This Korean-language website provides a database of assessment items developed by reserach institutes and other teachers in Korea in areas such as math and science. It includes an item search engine, self -assessments, study skills tests tips on developing review test items and more. Get More Detail

  • A Study on the 7th National Curriculum Implementation at the Secondary Schools Level This study looked into the procedures of and the status of the implementation of the new 7th National Curriculum at secondary school level (7th through 10th grades). It examined, a) the processes taken by the local boards of education of facilitating the schools with the new curriculum implementation and, b) the schools and the teachers for the actual implementation of the 10 core subject matters in classrooms. Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Standards from South Korea South Korea's education has also traditionally been excellent as suggested in international studies. But it has undertaken major efforts to reform its curriculum. This site includes an English version of its reformed currcullum structure and general goals. Get More Detail

  • Korean Curriculum Standards for Mathematics Curriculum guidelines from Korea for mathematics. Get More Detail

  • Korea Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) This Korean language website from the Korean Institute of Curriculum and Evaluation provides curriculum resources and professional development materials for ten subject areas, math and science in particular. The Science section of KICE-TLC, for example, features classroom videos-on-demand along with teaching materials, topic books, various science experiment videos-on-demand with print materials, science teaching and learning theories, and so on. Get More Detail

  • EDUNET Educational Resource This Korean and English-language web portal, operated by KERIS (Korea Education & Research Information Service), provides K-12 teachers with instructional materials, classroom management materials, clinical supervision materials, online instructional materials, and public resources. Its features include e-learning, cyber teachers, computer simulations and animations, and teaching modules. Get More Detail

  • Korea Institute of Curriculum and Evaluation: Evaluation This Korean-language website provides a database of assessment items developed by reserach institutes and other teachers in Korea in areas such as math and science. It includes an item search engine, self -assessments, study skills tests tips on developing review test items and more. Get More Detail

  • Factors Contributing to East Asian Students’ High Achievement: Focusing on East Asian Teachers ... This draft research paper was prepared by a researcher from a Korean University, Dr. Kyungmee Park, for the APEC Summit on Education Reform. The paper reviews factors contributing to East Asian students’ high achievements in mathematics and science. The paper focuses on the factor of East Asian teachers and their classroom teaching, using data from the recently published TIMSS 1999 Video Study and a small-scale comparative study in Hong Kong and Korea as examples. Get More Detail

  • A Study on the 7th National Curriculum Implementation at the Secondary Schools Level This study looked into the procedures of and the status of the implementation of the new 7th National Curriculum at secondary school level (7th through 10th grades). It examined, a) the processes taken by the local boards of education of facilitating the schools with the new curriculum implementation and, b) the schools and the teachers for the actual implementation of the 10 core subject matters in classrooms. Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Standards from South Korea South Korea's education has also traditionally been excellent as suggested in international studies. But it has undertaken major efforts to reform its curriculum. This site includes an English version of its reformed currcullum structure and general goals. Get More Detail

  • 1st APEC Future Education Forum This Forum convened in BEXCO, Busan, Korea on September 9 to 11 and brought together around 460 prominent scholars, experts, education administrators, and teachers from member ecomomies to discuss and investigate Future Society and States of Education--dealing with philosophy, vision, and practical strategies to operate ICT Model School Network--developing critieria for ideal future education model. Get More Detail

  • 2002: Adapting Education to the Information Age A White Paper on the challenges of developing human resources in a knowledge-based society. The White Paper summarizes the current and domestic situation in Korea regarding ICT use in education. It includes current statistics and describes the current situation, current tasks, future vision and further steps of ICT use in education; from elementary and secondary education through continuing education. Get More Detail

  • 2003: Adapting Education to the Information Age - A White Paper This English-language white paper, the fifth annual report, provides a comprehensive view of the rapid growth of technology, and supporting policies and projects in education in Korea. These activities set forth in Adapting ICT into Education Master Plan II 2001~2005 include reforms in elementary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, and lifelong education. Get More Detail

  • EDUNET Educational Resource This Korean and English-language web portal, operated by KERIS (Korea Education & Research Information Service), provides K-12 teachers with instructional materials, classroom management materials, clinical supervision materials, online instructional materials, and public resources. Its features include e-learning, cyber teachers, computer simulations and animations, and teaching modules. Get More Detail

  • 1st APEC Future Education Forum This Forum convened in BEXCO, Busan, Korea on September 9 to 11 and brought together around 460 prominent scholars, experts, education administrators, and teachers from member ecomomies to discuss and investigate Future Society and States of Education--dealing with philosophy, vision, and practical strategies to operate ICT Model School Network--developing critieria for ideal future education model. Get More Detail

  • 2002: Adapting Education to the Information Age A White Paper on the challenges of developing human resources in a knowledge-based society. The White Paper summarizes the current and domestic situation in Korea regarding ICT use in education. It includes current statistics and describes the current situation, current tasks, future vision and further steps of ICT use in education; from elementary and secondary education through continuing education. Get More Detail

  • APEC Youth Internet Volunteer (YIV) Program in Thailand - Project 1 A report on the activities of Korean University Youth Internet Volunteers with the Thai Rajmangala Institute of Technology Students Get More Detail

  • APEC Youth Internet Volunteer (YIV) Program in Thailand - Project 2 A report on the activities of Korean Youth Internet Volunteers with the following Thai organizations and agencies: the Rajabhat Institute Suan Duist, the Office of National Primary Education Commission, the Educational Management Information System Center, and the Department of Vocational Education Get More Detail

  • 2002: Adapting Education to the Information Age A White Paper on the challenges of developing human resources in a knowledge-based society. The White Paper summarizes the current and domestic situation in Korea regarding ICT use in education. It includes current statistics and describes the current situation, current tasks, future vision and further steps of ICT use in education; from elementary and secondary education through continuing education. Get More Detail

  • 1st APEC Future Education Forum This Forum convened in BEXCO, Busan, Korea on September 9 to 11 and brought together around 460 prominent scholars, experts, education administrators, and teachers from member ecomomies to discuss and investigate Future Society and States of Education--dealing with philosophy, vision, and practical strategies to operate ICT Model School Network--developing critieria for ideal future education model. Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Standards from South Korea South Korea's education has also traditionally been excellent as suggested in international studies. But it has undertaken major efforts to reform its curriculum. This site includes an English version of its reformed currcullum structure and general goals. Get More Detail

  • A Study on the 7th National Curriculum Implementation at the Secondary Schools Level This study looked into the procedures of and the status of the implementation of the new 7th National Curriculum at secondary school level (7th through 10th grades). It examined, a) the processes taken by the local boards of education of facilitating the schools with the new curriculum implementation and, b) the schools and the teachers for the actual implementation of the 10 core subject matters in classrooms. Get More Detail

  • 2002: Adapting Education to the Information Age A White Paper on the challenges of developing human resources in a knowledge-based society. The White Paper summarizes the current and domestic situation in Korea regarding ICT use in education. It includes current statistics and describes the current situation, current tasks, future vision and further steps of ICT use in education; from elementary and secondary education through continuing education. Get More Detail

  • EDU-I This Korean language website provides a portal from the Korean Institute of Curriculum and Evaluation's Teaching and Learning Support Center to provide professional support to teachers in each of sixteen local boards of education Get More Detail

  • Korea Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) This Korean language website from the Korean Institute of Curriculum and Evaluation provides curriculum resources and professional development materials for ten subject areas, math and science in particular. The Science section of KICE-TLC, for example, features classroom videos-on-demand along with teaching materials, topic books, various science experiment videos-on-demand with print materials, science teaching and learning theories, and so on. Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Standards from South Korea South Korea's education has also traditionally been excellent as suggested in international studies. But it has undertaken major efforts to reform its curriculum. This site includes an English version of its reformed currcullum structure and general goals. Get More Detail

  • A Study on the 7th National Curriculum Implementation at the Secondary Schools Level This study looked into the procedures of and the status of the implementation of the new 7th National Curriculum at secondary school level (7th through 10th grades). It examined, a) the processes taken by the local boards of education of facilitating the schools with the new curriculum implementation and, b) the schools and the teachers for the actual implementation of the 10 core subject matters in classrooms. Get More Detail

  • Korean Curriculum Standards for Mathematics Curriculum guidelines from Korea for mathematics. Get More Detail

  • Korean Curriculum Standards for Science Science curriculum guidelines from Korea. Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Standards from South Korea South Korea's education has also traditionally been excellent as suggested in international studies. But it has undertaken major efforts to reform its curriculum. This site includes an English version of its reformed currcullum structure and general goals. Get More Detail

  • EDU-I This Korean language website provides a portal from the Korean Institute of Curriculum and Evaluation's Teaching and Learning Support Center to provide professional support to teachers in each of sixteen local boards of education Get More Detail

  • Mathematics Lessons in Korea: Teaching With Systematic Variation To investigate the features of Korean mathematics lessons, the data from the Learners’ Perspective Study (LPS) was analyzed. A cursory review of the LPS data gives the impression of a very traditional style of teaching, a salient feature of which is the dominance of teacher talk and reticence of students. Instruction seemed to focus more on the content rather than the process of mathematics, with concepts often stated directly using formal mathematical language. Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Standards from South Korea South Korea's education has also traditionally been excellent as suggested in international studies. But it has undertaken major efforts to reform its curriculum. This site includes an English version of its reformed currcullum structure and general goals. Get More Detail

  • A Study on the 7th National Curriculum Implementation at the Secondary Schools Level This study looked into the procedures of and the status of the implementation of the new 7th National Curriculum at secondary school level (7th through 10th grades). It examined, a) the processes taken by the local boards of education of facilitating the schools with the new curriculum implementation and, b) the schools and the teachers for the actual implementation of the 10 core subject matters in classrooms. Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Standards from South Korea South Korea's education has also traditionally been excellent as suggested in international studies. But it has undertaken major efforts to reform its curriculum. This site includes an English version of its reformed currcullum structure and general goals. Get More Detail

  • Policy Paper on Information Technology Use in Education - 3rd APEC Education Ministerial Meeting This policy paper was written in preparation for the 3rd APEC Education Ministerial Meeting to lay out major recommendations to promote the effective use of education technology in the APEC region. The paper reviews major policy and research trends in the area, presents examples of practice from the region, and provides recommendations for further research and cooperative activities. Get More Detail

  • The National School Curriculum: Mathematics Math Standards from Korea Get More Detail

  • The Korean National School Curriculum: Science Science Standards from Korea Get More Detail

  • Perspectives on Mathematical Thinking in Korea As part of EDNET’S “Collaborative Study on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures among the APEC Member Economies” Project, this paper highlights Perspectives on Mathematical Thinking in Korea for Lesson Study in Mathematics. Get More Detail


Malaysia


Mexico

  • New Curricular Proposal for Pre School Education This form points to more infomation concerning a new curricular proposal for pre school education in Mexico. Get More Detail

  • Resource Links On Education in Mexico This document provides links to Mexico’s most novel study plans and programs for elementary and secondary education for topics such as: Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics. Get More Detail

  • Innovative Education Programs in Mexico This paper was created for the 3rd APEC Educational Ministerial Meeting to describe Mexico's program to improve basic education in the region. The practice emphasizes the need for supplementary education in the areas of math, science, civics, art and languages. Get More Detail

  • EDUSAT This site provides information on the Mexican government's educational satellite network, EDUSAT, which free access was offered to OAS member countries and the creation of the Educational Channel of the Americas (Channel 27). Get More Detail

  • Escuelas Multigrados The following provides more information about Mexico's Multigrade School Educational Initiative. Get More Detail

  • Mexico Education Progress Report 2001-2003 This Spanish language document points to a reports that details the educational progress made in the first three years of the present administration as a result of the effort between the central, state and municipal governments, with the participation of different sectors from society. Get More Detail

  • Resource Links On Education in Mexico This document provides links to Mexico’s most novel study plans and programs for elementary and secondary education for topics such as: Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics. Get More Detail

  • Mexico Education Progress Report 2001-2003 This Spanish language document points to a reports that details the educational progress made in the first three years of the present administration as a result of the effort between the central, state and municipal governments, with the participation of different sectors from society. Get More Detail

  • Academic Calandar for Mexico 2004 This Spanish language document provides the Mexican Academic Calendar for 2004. Get More Detail

  • APEC Study Center of the University of Colima This document provides an overview of the APEC Study Center of Mexico's University of Colima (CEAPEC), which was inaugurated in 2000. The purpose of this Center is to strengthen APEC studies and improve the knowledge of the Pacific Basin region. Get More Detail

  • Mexico Education Progress Report 2001-2003 This Spanish language document points to a reports that details the educational progress made in the first three years of the present administration as a result of the effort between the central, state and municipal governments, with the participation of different sectors from society. Get More Detail

  • New Curricular Proposal for Pre School Education This form points to more infomation concerning a new curricular proposal for pre school education in Mexico. Get More Detail

  • Innovative Education Programs in Mexico This paper was created for the 3rd APEC Educational Ministerial Meeting to describe Mexico's program to improve basic education in the region. The practice emphasizes the need for supplementary education in the areas of math, science, civics, art and languages. Get More Detail

  • Mexican Perspective on Mathematical Thinking As part of EDNET’S “Collaborative Study on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures among the APEC Member Economies” Project, this paper highlights Mexican Perspective on Mathematical Thinking for Lesson Study in Mathematics. Get More Detail


New Zealand

  • New Zealand Achievement Objectives New Zealand’s draft achievement objectives for art, English, health, languages, mathematics, science, social studies, and technology. Get More Detail

  • Te Kete Ipurangi--The On-line Learning Center--Mathematics This New Zealand site is a bilingual portal-plus web community which provides quality assured Mathematics educational material, including extensive tools for assessment, for teachers, school managers, and the wider education community. Get More Detail

  • New Zealand Best Evidence Synthesis This site contains Best Evidence Synthesis reports. These documents are part of the New Zealand Ministry of Education's ongoing investment to strengthen the evidence base that informs education policy and practice. Get More Detail

  • National Certificate of Educational Achievement This website provides students and educators with information on the achievement standards, assessments, and rules and procedures related to obtaining New Zealand's National Certificate of Educational Achievement. Get More Detail

  • New Zealand Numeracy Development Project This paper, written in preparation for the 3rd APEC Education Ministerial Meeting, provides an overview of New Zealand's Numeracy Development project. The project emphasizes the importance of clarifying expectations, improving professional capacity and community involvement in increasing student achievement. Get More Detail

  • LeadSpace The LeadSpace site was created by the New Zealand Ministry of Education for principals and school leaders to find web accessible resources relating to management and professional development. In addition school leads use this site to reach the Ministry's e-Admin and e-Net areas - password protected areas to discuss policy and access Ministry applications. e-Net Get More Detail

  • New Zealand Curriculum Stocktake 2002 Since 1991, the New Zealand Ministry of Education has worked on a complete revision, in English and Ma'ori, of the curriculum. This report analyses the reform experience in terms of: the appropriateness of the New Zealand curriculum and te marautanga o Aotearoa in the current educational, social and economic climate; the purposes of these curricula; and the quality of these curricula in contributing to improved student outcomes, meeting the expectations of a range of stakeholders and against comparable international curricula. Get More Detail

  • How Can a Tertiary Education Strategy Drive Economic Growth? This discussion paper from the 4th APEC Ministers' Meeting on Regional Science and Technology Cooperation proposed a relationship between strengthening terteriary education and promoting economic growth in APEC economies. The paper proposes internal policy strategies for APEC members to pursue as well as means for cooperating. Get More Detail

  • LeadSpace The LeadSpace site was created by the New Zealand Ministry of Education for principals and school leaders to find web accessible resources relating to management and professional development. In addition school leads use this site to reach the Ministry's e-Admin and e-Net areas - password protected areas to discuss policy and access Ministry applications. e-Net Get More Detail

  • Digital Horizons: Learning Through ICT - A strategy for schools, 2002-2004 This report outlines New Zealand's ICT Strategy for Schools. The Strategy was first launched in 1998. This revised edition details achievements from the first two year ICT Strategy plans and lays out goals and strategies in ICT for the coming two-years for learners, teachers, school leaders and Maori students in particular. Get More Detail

  • How Can a Tertiary Education Strategy Drive Economic Growth? This discussion paper from the 4th APEC Ministers' Meeting on Regional Science and Technology Cooperation proposed a relationship between strengthening terteriary education and promoting economic growth in APEC economies. The paper proposes internal policy strategies for APEC members to pursue as well as means for cooperating. Get More Detail

  • New Zealand Curriculum Stocktake 2002 Since 1991, the New Zealand Ministry of Education has worked on a complete revision, in English and Ma'ori, of the curriculum. This report analyses the reform experience in terms of: the appropriateness of the New Zealand curriculum and te marautanga o Aotearoa in the current educational, social and economic climate; the purposes of these curricula; and the quality of these curricula in contributing to improved student outcomes, meeting the expectations of a range of stakeholders and against comparable international curricula. Get More Detail

  • An Overview of New Zealand's Education System This paper was provided by New Zealand at the 3rd APEC Education Ministerial Meeting in response to the Subtheme exploring Governance Systems and Systemic Reform. The paper provides an overview of New Zealand's current educational governance system and provides examples of recent reforms. Get More Detail

  • New Zealand Best Evidence Synthesis This site contains Best Evidence Synthesis reports. These documents are part of the New Zealand Ministry of Education's ongoing investment to strengthen the evidence base that informs education policy and practice. Get More Detail

  • Impact of Teaching and Schools on Variance in Outcomes: Quality Teaching for Diverse Students Quality teaching for diverse students is the largest single education system influence on student achievement in schooling. This paper from New Zealands Ministry of Education provides a brief overview of their evidence about the relative impact of teaching and schools on student outcomes. Get More Detail

  • New Zealand Best Evidence Synthesis This site contains Best Evidence Synthesis reports. These documents are part of the New Zealand Ministry of Education's ongoing investment to strengthen the evidence base that informs education policy and practice. Get More Detail

  • New Zealand Education System: An Overview, The This link provides access to publications providing a brief overview of the governance and structure of education provision in New Zealand. The reports include information on quality assurance and the international comparability of New Zealand secondary school and tertiary education qualifications. The site provides the overview in English, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Thai. Get More Detail

  • New Zealand Numeracy Development Project This paper, written in preparation for the 3rd APEC Education Ministerial Meeting, provides an overview of New Zealand's Numeracy Development project. The project emphasizes the importance of clarifying expectations, improving professional capacity and community involvement in increasing student achievement. Get More Detail

  • Evaluation of the Advanced Numeracy Project 2002, An This report describes the impact of the New Zealand Ministry of Education's Numeracy Project on approximately 54,000 students and 2,000 teachers from eight regions. The report identifies changes in student achievement. as well as teacher knowledge and practice that can be attributed to the professional development made available by the project. Get More Detail

  • Evaluation of the Early Numeracy Project 2002, An This New Zealand report describes the impact of the Early Numeracy Project. The Numeracy Development Project sits within the context of the Ministry of Education’s Literacy and Numeracy strategy. Three themes underpin that strategy: clarifying expectations, improving professional capability and involving the community. The quantitative data collected on over 200,000 students’ number strategies and knowledge as part of the Numeracy Project since 2000 provides a rich source of evidence with which to clarify expectations of student achievement. Get More Detail

  • Te Kete Ipurangi--The On-line Learning Center--Mathematics This New Zealand site is a bilingual portal-plus web community which provides quality assured Mathematics educational material, including extensive tools for assessment, for teachers, school managers, and the wider education community. Get More Detail

  • New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement in Science and Math This site provides information about the the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA), New Zealand's new senior secondary school national qualification implemented in all schools in 2002. NCEA covers all curriculum areas including mathematics and science (science, biology, chemistry, physics). The site contains internal assessment resources and support materials. Get More Detail

  • Te Kete Ipurangi--The On-line Learning Center--Mathematics This New Zealand site is a bilingual portal-plus web community which provides quality assured Mathematics educational material, including extensive tools for assessment, for teachers, school managers, and the wider education community. Get More Detail

  • Mathematics in the NZ Curriculum This report from New Zealand outlines three major directions in the mathematics curriculum. It gives specifies clear learning goals expressed as achievement objectives at eight levels through all of the years of schooling; it highlights diagnostic and formative assessment;and it stresses the need for mathematics to be taught and learned within the context of problems which are meaningful and can be applied in the world beyond school. Get More Detail

  • Te Kete Ipurangi – The Online Learning Centre--Science This New Zealand site is a bilingual portal-plus web community which provides quality assured Science educational material, including extensive assessment resources, for teachers, school managers, and the wider education community. Get More Detail

  • New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement in Science and Math This site provides information about the the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA), New Zealand's new senior secondary school national qualification implemented in all schools in 2002. NCEA covers all curriculum areas including mathematics and science (science, biology, chemistry, physics). The site contains internal assessment resources and support materials. Get More Detail

  • Improving English Language Outcomes for Students Receiving ESOL Services in New Zealand Schools This research from New Zealand was commissioned to inform the Ministry's review of the current ESOL (English Speakers of Other Languages) strategy. The report details the outcome of a review of the literature identifying good practice for teaching and learning in the compulsory school sector for Non-English Speaking Background Students (NESB) , particularly for new immigrants, and describes the results from an investigation of the ways in which schools provide for and meet the language needs of their NESB students Get More Detail

  • Science in the New Zealand Curriculum This document presents New Zealand's expected learning outcomes and achievement objectives for each of eight grade levels. The onjectives are in six different "learning strands. These learning strands include "Making Sense of the Nature of Science and its Relationship to Technology" and "Developing Scientific Skills and Attitudes," as well as Making Sense of the Living World; the Physical World; the Material World; and Planet Earth and Beyond. Get More Detail

  • ESOL On-Line (English for Speakers of Other Languages) ESOL online is produced for the New Zealand Ministry of Education to put resources online for primary, intermediate and secondary school teachers of students from non-English-speaking backgrounds. The site is for all teachers, including ESOL specialists. The site includes teaching strategies, lesson plans, and general teaching resources, as well as school policy on teaching second languages. Get More Detail

  • Learning Languages - Te Kete Impurangi Online Learning Center This on-line center provides guides for New Zealand schools on planning and sustaining effective second language programs. The site containing teaching resources as well as information regarding assessment and curricular frameworks. Get More Detail

  • Language and Languages This website provides access to documents outlining language policy in New Zealand, including documents on 'English in the New Zealand Curriculum' and guidelines for teaching in multiple native languages and cultures. For example, the site contains, 'Te Reo Maori i roto i Te Marautanga o Aotearoa,' a statement providing the Ministry's expectations for students' achievement in English (written in the Maori medium) from year 1 to year 13. Get More Detail

  • All Languages Are To Be Treasured: Overview of Language in New Zealand This presentation at the Regional Seminar on Foreign/Second Language Education in Asia and the Pacific, hosted by the National Institute for Educational Research in Tokyo, Japan provide a concise overview of language policy and trends in New Zealand. Get More Detail


Philippines


Singapore

  • Developing Mathematical Thinking in Singapore Elementary Schools As part of EDNET’S “Collaborative Study on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures among the APEC Member Economies” Project, this paper highlights Developing Mathematical Thinking in Singapore Elementary Schools for Lesson Study in Mathematics. Get More Detail

  • An Overview of the Singapore Mathematics Curriculum Framework and the NCTM Standards This paper briefly describes the Singapore Mathematics Curriculum Framework (SMCF) and the Standards published by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) in the United States. The overview of the SMCF and the NCTM Standards is considered at the level of the intended, implemented, and attained curriculum. Although two different socio-cultural contexts are involved, the overview is informative about some similarities and differences in their vision of mathematics education. Get More Detail

  • Policy Paper on Information Technology Use in Education - 3rd APEC Education Ministerial Meeting This policy paper was written in preparation for the 3rd APEC Education Ministerial Meeting to lay out major recommendations to promote the effective use of education technology in the APEC region. The paper reviews major policy and research trends in the area, presents examples of practice from the region, and provides recommendations for further research and cooperative activities. Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Standards of Singapore Singapore has consistently excelled in international comparative studies in mathematics and sceince. Many researchers have attributed its success to its well organized curriculum. At this site, organized by the Singaporean Ministry of Education, you can curriculum standards or subject syllabuses as they are referred to as in Singapore. Get More Detail

  • Promoting Mathematical Thinking in the Malaysian Classroom: Issues and Challenges Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Standards of Singapore Singapore has consistently excelled in international comparative studies in mathematics and sceince. Many researchers have attributed its success to its well organized curriculum. At this site, organized by the Singaporean Ministry of Education, you can curriculum standards or subject syllabuses as they are referred to as in Singapore. Get More Detail

  • An Overview of the Singapore Mathematics Curriculum Framework and the NCTM Standards This paper briefly describes the Singapore Mathematics Curriculum Framework (SMCF) and the Standards published by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) in the United States. The overview of the SMCF and the NCTM Standards is considered at the level of the intended, implemented, and attained curriculum. Although two different socio-cultural contexts are involved, the overview is informative about some similarities and differences in their vision of mathematics education. Get More Detail

  • Good Practices in Mathematics Teaching and Teacher Development Since 1992, the Singapore mathematics curriculum has been revised several times to encourage teachers to help pupils develop competencies that are useful for the global, technological economy. This paper provides an overview of what is considered good mathematics teaching. The focus of this paper is on teacher development. How can and to what extent do teachers develop such good practices? Get More Detail

  • Empowering Schools with Information Technology: The Singapore Masterplan for Information Technology This discussion paper provides an overview of Singapore's Masterplan for improving schools access to and use of information technology in education. The paper describe's the implementation of the plan, achievements and assessment of the outcomes. Get More Detail

  • Ability-driven Education in Singapore: Recent Reform Initiatives This is a PDF of a Powerpoint presentation accompanying a talk but it does a good job tracing the systemic reform efforts in Singapore, from Survival-driven to efficiency-driven to ability-driven. Get More Detail

  • Promoting Mathematical Thinking in the Malaysian Classroom: Issues and Challenges Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Singapore Story: A Nation's Effort to Develop Human Resources, The This essay appeared in a U.S. publication about the progress and changes in Singapore's educational system that has contributed to Singapore's topmost position in the TIMSS. It attributes the success of students in Singapore to a centralized system of education, a national curriculum, teacher training, and the government's focus and investment in education. Get More Detail

  • Ability-driven Education in Singapore: Recent Reform Initiatives This is a PDF of a Powerpoint presentation accompanying a talk but it does a good job tracing the systemic reform efforts in Singapore, from Survival-driven to efficiency-driven to ability-driven. Get More Detail

  • APEC Links Links to Ministry of Education technology plans, reports on educational technology implementation projects, and research and evaluation from around APEC Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Standards of Singapore Singapore has consistently excelled in international comparative studies in mathematics and sceince. Many researchers have attributed its success to its well organized curriculum. At this site, organized by the Singaporean Ministry of Education, you can curriculum standards or subject syllabuses as they are referred to as in Singapore. Get More Detail

  • APEC Links Links to Ministry of Education technology plans, reports on educational technology implementation projects, and research and evaluation from around APEC Get More Detail

  • Empowering Schools with Information Technology: The Singapore Masterplan for Information Technology This discussion paper provides an overview of Singapore's Masterplan for improving schools access to and use of information technology in education. The paper describe's the implementation of the plan, achievements and assessment of the outcomes. Get More Detail

  • APEC Links Links to Ministry of Education technology plans, reports on educational technology implementation projects, and research and evaluation from around APEC Get More Detail

  • Empowering Schools with Information Technology: The Singapore Masterplan for Information Technology This discussion paper provides an overview of Singapore's Masterplan for improving schools access to and use of information technology in education. The paper describe's the implementation of the plan, achievements and assessment of the outcomes. Get More Detail

  • Ability-driven Education in Singapore: Recent Reform Initiatives This is a PDF of a Powerpoint presentation accompanying a talk but it does a good job tracing the systemic reform efforts in Singapore, from Survival-driven to efficiency-driven to ability-driven. Get More Detail

  • The Quality Journey of Singapore Schools This paper was provided by Singapore at the 3rd APEC Education Ministerial Meeting in response to the Subtheme exploring Governance Systems and Systemic Reform. The paper provides an overview of Singapore's efforts to realize their vision of "Thinking Schools, Learning Nation" - where every school is a crucible of creative thinking and self-directed learning. The paper focuses on the School Excellence Model implemented in Singapore beginning in 1998. Get More Detail

  • The Quality Journey of Singapore Schools: Power Point Presentation This power point presentation accompanies a policy brief of the same name distributed at the 3rd APEC Education Ministerial Meeting. The slides describe Singapore's School Excellence Model (SEM) as a case study of school governance reform. Get More Detail

  • Education Reform in Singapore: Towards Greater Creativity and Innovation? This article poses questions about several ongoing and future challenges and dilemmas facing Singapore’s education system as it moves into the twenty-first century. It focuses on the ways in which schools are being urged to foster creativity and innovation to enhance national economic competitiveness in the global economy. It examines several key policy initiatives such as Thinking Schools, Learning Nation, the Masterplan for Information Technology in Education , and revisions to university admission criteria. We also discuss the move toward the marketization of education, as manifested for instance in the push for intense interschool competition. Get More Detail

  • Singapore's Lower Secondary Mathematics Syllabus This document from the Curriculum Planning and Development Division of the Singaporean Ministry of Education provides a revised mathematics curriculum and set of student standards in light of increased globalization. The revision reflects Singapore's belief in students' new need to be proficient in the use of IT, think creatively, learn independently and work successfully in teams. Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Standards of Singapore Singapore has consistently excelled in international comparative studies in mathematics and sceince. Many researchers have attributed its success to its well organized curriculum. At this site, organized by the Singaporean Ministry of Education, you can curriculum standards or subject syllabuses as they are referred to as in Singapore. Get More Detail

  • Singapore's Primary Mathematics Syllabus This Singapore document is a guide for teachers to plan their lessons. It presents the mathematics content to be taught from Primary 1 to Primary 6 and explains the aims, objectives, and framework of the mathematics program in Singapore (in English). Get More Detail

  • Singapore Story: A Nation's Effort to Develop Human Resources, The This essay appeared in a U.S. publication about the progress and changes in Singapore's educational system that has contributed to Singapore's topmost position in the TIMSS. It attributes the success of students in Singapore to a centralized system of education, a national curriculum, teacher training, and the government's focus and investment in education. Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Standards of Singapore Singapore has consistently excelled in international comparative studies in mathematics and sceince. Many researchers have attributed its success to its well organized curriculum. At this site, organized by the Singaporean Ministry of Education, you can curriculum standards or subject syllabuses as they are referred to as in Singapore. Get More Detail

  • Singapore's English Language Syllabus 2001 for Primary and Secondary School This document from the Curriculum Planning and Development Division of the Singaporean Ministry of Education provides the school curriculum and expected learning outcomes for English, as one of Singapore's four official languages. Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Standards of Singapore Singapore has consistently excelled in international comparative studies in mathematics and sceince. Many researchers have attributed its success to its well organized curriculum. At this site, organized by the Singaporean Ministry of Education, you can curriculum standards or subject syllabuses as they are referred to as in Singapore. Get More Detail

  • Singapore's Science Syllabus: Primary 3&4, 5&6 (EM1-EM3) This document provides Singapore's approach to and aims for science education in the primary grades, including the skills and processes students are expected to acquire. Expected "Learning Outcomes" are provided for each grade 3-6. Get More Detail

  • Singapore's Science Syllabus for Lower Secondary As with the Primary Science Syllabus, the document contains the aims for science education, as well as learning outcomes for a variety of topics, and addresses assessment issues. The syllabus emphasises the need for a balance between the acquisition of science knowledge and process and thinking skills. Get More Detail


Thailand

  • Science Curriculum Development Project in Thailand This document outlines a national effort from Thailand to update and improve the national science curriculum. The report describes the former science education curriculum and decribes the revision of the curriculum to emphasize scientific knowledge, inquiry, and attitudes. Get More Detail

  • Thai Gifted Program This promising practice document, written for the 3rd APEC Education Ministerial Meeting, describes Thailand's recent movement towards gifted education for students in math, science and languages. More information about the program is available in Thai at http://www.thaigifted.org/main.html. Get More Detail

  • Thai English Language University Level Standards Thai University English Foundation Courses 1 and 2 have been framed around two goals and seven standards. This English language document describing Thailand's goals, standards and indicators for these English language courses. Get More Detail

  • Thailand's English Language Development Center This promising practice document describes Thailand's English Language Development Center, established under the Office of the Higher Education Commission as part of a government strategy to help Thailand to reach its potential and sustain development. Get More Detail

  • Thai Gifted Program This promising practice document, written for the 3rd APEC Education Ministerial Meeting, describes Thailand's recent movement towards gifted education for students in math, science and languages. More information about the program is available in Thai at http://www.thaigifted.org/main.html. Get More Detail

  • English Language Teaching and Learning in Thailand in this Decade This English-language report coming out of the 2004 Summit on Education Reform outlines recent developments in English language teaching and learning in Thailand. The paper first focuses on the role of English and problems of English language teaching in Thailand. It describes education reform related to English language teaching and describes what has been planned or already done to improve Thailand's English language teaching and learning situation. Get More Detail

  • Report on Thailand's Reform of University Foundation English This English-language paper reports on what Thailand has done to reform the University Foundation English Curriculum. The paper also discusses means and ways to manage this change. Get More Detail

  • Standards for English Teachers in Thailand This promising practice document describes Thailand's recent decision to establish standards for English teachers. Indicators are associated with each standard. Get More Detail

  • Training of English Teachers in Thailand This promising practice document describes training of English language teachers in primary and secondary schools in 30 tourism provinces of Thailand that has been implemented this year. Get More Detail

  • English for Science and Technology in Thailand This promising practice document describes Thailand's English for Science and Technology, the first fully web-based English course, funded by the Thailand Graduate Institute for Science and Technology. It is designed to be a task-based course to teach integrated skills; listening, reading, pronunciation, and writing as well as science-related grammar and vocabulary. Get More Detail

  • Thai Gifted Program This promising practice document, written for the 3rd APEC Education Ministerial Meeting, describes Thailand's recent movement towards gifted education for students in math, science and languages. More information about the program is available in Thai at http://www.thaigifted.org/main.html. Get More Detail

  • Using Lesson Study to Implement More Effective Lessons: Focusing on Mathematical Thinking Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Mathematical Thinking like Angular Stone in the Understanding of Real World Phenomena Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Mexican Perspective on Mathematical Thinking Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Development of Mathematical Thinking in Hong Kong Schools Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Some Remarks on Mathematical Thinking in Education Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Mathematical Thinking in Primary School and Junior High School Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Developing Mathematical Thinking through Lesson Study: Overcoming Barriers to Effective Implementati Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Developing Mathematical Thinking through Problem-Based Lessons Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Perspectives on Mathematical Thinking in Korea Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Developing Student’s Mathematical Thinking through Lesson Study in Thailand Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Mathematical Thinking from the Perspectives of Problem Solving and Area of Learning Contents Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Developing Mathematical Thinking in Classroom Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Lesson Study: Promoting Student Thinking on the Concept of Least Common Multiple (LCM) Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Mathematical Thinking in Brunei Curriculum: Implementation Issues and Challenges Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Learning for the New Century The speech describes efforts at education reform in Thailand. Current efforts include moving from teacher-centered to a child-centered methods, integrating content and process, improving assessment, and a renewed emphasis on a Buddhist perspective and indigenous knowledge. Future efforts will include the development of R&D learning centers and the infrastructure for lifelong learning. Get More Detail

  • Teachers professional development program in Thailand This document outlines a national effort in Thailand to revamp professional development programs using distance education via satellite. The paper articulates the challenges facing professional development, the specific activities undertaken, program monitoring and costs, and how the activity will be evaluated. Get More Detail

  • Policy Recommendations on Production and Development of Teachers in Thailand The English-language paper discuses the history of efforts at teacher development in Thailand, comparing similar efforts in Latin America, the United Kingdom, and several APEC economies. The efforts focus on four specific objectives: 1. Obtaining quality teachers, 2. Enhancing the status of the teaching profession, 3. Ensuring educational quality through assurance of the teachers' quality; and 4. Motivating good and competent persons to join the teaching profession. Get More Detail

  • Reform Proposals for Teaching Profession in Thailand This report from the National Education Commission reviews and provides recommendations in several areas of Thailand's teacher development system. These include: licensing of teachers and administrators; production and development of teachers; and honoring teachers. The report is a result of the 1999 National Education Act, Thailand's first education reform legislation. Get More Detail

  • English for Science and Technology in Thailand This promising practice document describes Thailand's English for Science and Technology, the first fully web-based English course, funded by the Thailand Graduate Institute for Science and Technology. It is designed to be a task-based course to teach integrated skills; listening, reading, pronunciation, and writing as well as science-related grammar and vocabulary. Get More Detail

  • ICT for Direct Instruction and In-Service Training This report responded to a request for technical assistance in several areas of education technology in Thailand. The report reviewed current models of ICT education; the capacity of regional centers to provide distance training for teachers; proposed ICT support for teachers and students; monitoring of ICT effectiveness; support for rural schools; and associated costs. Get More Detail

  • ICT for Direct Instruction and In-Service Training This English language report provides a framework and scenarios for in-service training of teachers and administrators in Thailand, especially at the secondary education level. This report provides also lays out a comprehensive design for in-service training and direct instruction through satellite delivery, local support for ICT direct instruction, and regional support for the local level. Get More Detail

  • Encouraging Mathematical Thinking that has Both Power and Simplicity Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Mathematical Thinking and How to Teach It Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Developing Mathematical Reasoning Through Argumentation Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Enhancing Elementary School Mathematics Teachers’ Mathematical Thinking Through In-Service Training Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Designing Mathematics Conjecturing Activities to Foster Thinking and Constructing Actively Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • What is Mathematical Thinking and Why is it Important? Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Developing Mathematical Thinking in Singapore Elementary Schools Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Promoting Mathematical Thinking in the Malaysian Classroom: Issues and Challenges Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Comments of the Thailand's Vice Minister of Education at the 3rd APEC Education Ministerial This short intervention made at the 3rd APEC Education Ministerial Meeting, relays information about current policies of and challenges facing Thailand with regards to language, math, and science instruction, technology in education and governance systems. Get More Detail

  • Open-ended Approach and Teacher Education During 1970s and 1980s, open-ended approach had emerged as a method to reform mathematics teaching of Japanese classrooms and has been spreading around the world. In the 1990s lesson study, a Japanese style of professional development, become known to other countries. During this time educational reform movement in Thailand has been focusing on reforming of student’ learning processes and calling for innovative teacher education program. This paper describes how in this era open-ended approach when being integrated with lesson study has become an innovative mathematics teaching to improve teacher education in Thailand. Get More Detail

  • Development Of Effective Lesson Plan Through Lesson Study Approach: A Thai Experienc One of the main focuses of educational reform movement in Thailand call for the development of good or effective lesson plan aligned with the new 2001 curriculum. In order to respond to this, the study of the lesson plan development using Lesson Study Approach according to the Education Reform Act has been conducted by the cooperation of the Faculty of Education, Khon Kaen University, Plan Organization of Thailand and the Education Area 5 (Jurisdiction of Supervisory Area 5). The study has the objectives of developing the ability of the leading teachers in Khon Kaen province to develop good lesson plan according to the Education Reform Act 1999 which emphasizes the reform of student’s learning processes (ONEC, 2001, Sintoovongse, 2002). The leading teachers are expected to have the understanding and skills in the development of lesson plans by using the Lesson Study Approach. Get More Detail

  • Encouraging Mathematical Thinking that has Both Power and Simplicity Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Mathematical Thinking and How to Teach It Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Developing Mathematical Reasoning Through Argumentation Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Enhancing Elementary School Mathematics Teachers’ Mathematical Thinking Through In-Service Training Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Mathematical Thinking from the Perspectives of Problem Solving and Area of Learning Contents Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Developing Mathematical Thinking in Classroom Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Lesson Study: Promoting Student Thinking on the Concept of Least Common Multiple (LCM) Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Mathematical Thinking in Brunei Curriculum: Implementation Issues and Challenges Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Mathematical Thinking like Angular Stone in the Understanding of Real World Phenomena Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Mexican Perspective on Mathematical Thinking Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Development of Mathematical Thinking in Hong Kong Schools Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Some Remarks on Mathematical Thinking in Education Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Mathematical Thinking in Primary School and Junior High School Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Developing Mathematical Thinking through Lesson Study: Overcoming Barriers to Effective Implementati Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Developing Mathematical Thinking through Problem-Based Lessons Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Perspectives on Mathematical Thinking in Korea Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Developing Student’s Mathematical Thinking through Lesson Study in Thailand Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Designing Mathematics Conjecturing Activities to Foster Thinking and Constructing Actively Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • What is Mathematical Thinking and Why is it Important? Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Developing Mathematical Thinking in Singapore Elementary Schools Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Promoting Mathematical Thinking in the Malaysian Classroom: Issues and Challenges Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • A Collaborative Study on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures This is the progress report on the APEC project “A Collaborative study on innovations for teaching and learning mathematics in different cultures among the APEC Member Economies”. It included the result of APEC - Tsukuba International Conference. Get More Detail

  • Using Lesson Study to Implement More Effective Lessons: Focusing on Mathematical Thinking Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Developing Student's Mathematical Thinking Through Lesson Study in Thailand As part of EDNET’S “Collaborative Study on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures among the APEC Member Economies” Project, this paper highlights Developing Student's Mathematical Thinking Through Lesson Study in Thailand for Lesson Study in Mathematics. Get More Detail


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  • Developing Mathematical Thinking Through Lesson Study: Overcoming Barriers to Effective Implementati As part of EDNET’S “Collaborative Study on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures among the APEC Member Economies” Project, this paper highlights Developing Mathematical Thinking Through Lesson Study: Overcoming Barriers to Effective Implementation for Lesson Study in Mathematics. Get More Detail

  • International Seminar on Best Practices in Science and Mathematics Teaching and Learning General information regarding the International Seminar on Best Practices in Science and Mathematics Teaching and Learning held in Tokyo, Japan, 14-18 November, 2005. Get More Detail

  • Global Learning Portal The GLP web portal was jointly developed by the Academy for Educational Development (AED), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and Sun Microsystems in response to the "Education For All" goals. It uses the Internet to help customers participate in global communities of educators without ever traveling abroad. Customers can share and collaboratively develop education-focused resources such as lesson plans, reports and case studies. Members can create personal profiles and search profiles of fellow members to find colleagues around the globe who are interested in collaboration. Education-related topics can be explored through discussion forums and collaborative projects. Get More Detail

  • Better High Schools This U.S. site of the National High School Center links research and resources for better high schools. The National High School Center is a central source of information and expertise on high school improvement issues for the Regional Comprehensive Centers. In helping the Comprehensive Centers build capacity of states across the nation to effectively implement the goals of No Child Left Behind relating to high schools. It identifies effective programs and tools, offers friendly products and provides high-quality technical assistance to support the use of research-based approaches within high school learning communities. Get More Detail

  • A Chart Book on Math and Science Review of TIMSS data related to achievement, instruction, teacher characteristics, and student achievement for grades four and eight. Get More Detail

  • TIMSS Video Highlights The Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 1999 Video Study aims at describing and comparing eighth-grade mathematics teaching practices among seven countries in order to identify similar or different classroom features. These videos are highlights from four APEC economies Get More Detail

  • Encouraging Mathematical Thinking That Has Both Power And Simplicity As part of EDNET’S “Collaborative Study on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures among the APEC Member Economies” Project, this paper highlights Encouraging Mathematical Thinking That Has Both Power And Simplicity for Lesson Study in Mathematics. Get More Detail

  • What the United States Can Learn From Singapore’s World-Class Mathematics System This exploratory study compares key features of the Singapore and U.S. mathematics systems in the primary grades, when students need to build a strong mathematics foundation. It identifies major differences between the mathematics frameworks, textbooks, assessments, and teachers in Singapore and the United States. It also presents initial results from four pilot sites that introduced the Singapore mathematics textbook in place of their regular textbooks. Get More Detail

  • Better High Schools This U.S. site of the National High School Center links research and resources for better high schools. The National High School Center is a central source of information and expertise on high school improvement issues for the Regional Comprehensive Centers. In helping the Comprehensive Centers build capacity of states across the nation to effectively implement the goals of No Child Left Behind relating to high schools. It identifies effective programs and tools, offers friendly products and provides high-quality technical assistance to support the use of research-based approaches within high school learning communities. Get More Detail

  • Maryland Singapore Math Pilot Evaluation Report The document reports findings the Singapore math experiment in Maryland's elementary schools. Four elementary schools introduced the Singapore Math program and after two years, the report suggests that the Singapore Math program resulted in significantly better math achievements than the control group. The report also makes a number of recommendations. Get More Detail

  • Better High Schools This U.S. site of the National High School Center links research and resources for better high schools. The National High School Center is a central source of information and expertise on high school improvement issues for the Regional Comprehensive Centers. In helping the Comprehensive Centers build capacity of states across the nation to effectively implement the goals of No Child Left Behind relating to high schools. It identifies effective programs and tools, offers friendly products and provides high-quality technical assistance to support the use of research-based approaches within high school learning communities. Get More Detail

  • Problem Solving in the PISA and TIMSS 2003 Assessments In 2003, the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) and Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) included a special focus on problem-solving. This report reviews the problem-solving aspects of each study in order to compare and contrast the nature of problem solving in each assessment. Get More Detail

  • Highlights From the TIMSS 1999 Video Study of Eighth-Grade Science Teaching The TIMSS 1999 Video Study is a follow-up and expansion of the TIMSS 1995 Video Study. The study is the first attempt to examine eighth-grade science lessons as they are actually delivered to students. The data presented focus on three basic questions: How did the teacher organize the lesson to support students’ opportunities to learn science? How was science represented to students in the lesson? What opportunities did students have to participate in science learning activities? The science lessons videotaped in the five countries display similarities and differences, with each country revealing a general approach to the teaching of science in the eighth grade. Get More Detail

  • A Chart Book on Math and Science Review of TIMSS data related to achievement, instruction, teacher characteristics, and student achievement for grades four and eight. Get More Detail

  • National Leadership Institute Toolkit An internet toolkit developed to help U.S. states implement the No Child Left Behind Act. The site addresses Scientifically Based Research, Technology Literacy Assessment, Common Data Elements, Effective Teaching with Technology Assessment, and the National Education Tecnology Plan. Get More Detail

  • New Structure in High School Curriculum in China: Case of Physics From 2000, on the basis of experiment in some regions, China has made a lot of endeavors for curriculum reform preparation and implementation. This paper discusses the new structure for the new curriculum for physics in high schools. Get More Detail

  • Open Educational Resources Commons OER Commons is the first comprehensive open learning network where teachers and professors (from pre-K to graduate school) can access their colleagues’ course materials, share their own, and collaborate on affecting today’s classrooms. Get More Detail

  • Teacher Tube An online community for sharing instructional videos, which seeks to fill a need for a more educationally focused, safe venue for teachers, schools, and home learners. Get More Detail

  • e-learning Ontario (Canada) In September 2005, the Minister of Education of Ontario, Canada created e-learning Ontario from its previous program Ontario Knowledge Network for Learning (OKLN) to provide public education through on-line courses and digital resources. This Canadian web portal is available in English and French. Get More Detail

  • Information and Communication Technologies for Education in Asia-Pacific This website was set up to provide information about the many activities and achievements under the ICT in Education Programme, implemented overall by UNESCO Bangkok and supported by Japanese Funds-in-Trust. The site also serves as a clearinghouse of everything you need to know concerning the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in education in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. This website also provides country-specific information regarding the use of ICT in education and how ICT is being implemented into education systems. Get More Detail

  • Getting America's Students Ready for the 21st Century: Meeting the Technology Literacy Challenge Outlines America's vision for the future, the four pillars for implementing technology effectively in U.S. public schools, and a plan of action. Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Standards from the State of Michigan Michigan's content standards are a set of learning expectations developed by parents, educators, business leaders and university professors to assist schools in the development of local district curricula. These standards and more detailed learning objectives called /benchmarks/ are contained within the Michigan Curriculum Framework. In addition, Michigan has recently developed nationally recognized English Language Arts and Mathematics Grade Level Content Expectations (GLCE) providing K-8 educators with meaningful tools to better align what is taught with what is tested in the classroom. This site includes all curriculum standards from the State of Michigan Get More Detail

  • What the United States Can Learn From Singapore’s World-Class Mathematics System This exploratory study compares key features of the Singapore and U.S. mathematics systems in the primary grades, when students need to build a strong mathematics foundation. It identifies major differences between the mathematics frameworks, textbooks, assessments, and teachers in Singapore and the United States. It also presents initial results from four pilot sites that introduced the Singapore mathematics textbook in place of their regular textbooks. Get More Detail

  • Developing Good Mathematics Teaching Practice Through Lesson Study: A U.S. Perspective Although there is no consensus on what constitutes good mathematics teaching practice in the United States, a recent document published by the National Research Council (NRC) offers a vision that might be acceptable to the various stake holders. The NRC document considers teaching as an “interaction among teachers and students around content.” Lesson study may play a significant role in developing and spreading good mathematics teaching practices that are in alignment with the vision presented in the NRC document. In this paper (and accompanying video of a lesson), we will discuss some specific features of good teaching practices and how lesson study may contribute to the development of such practices. We will conclude the paper with a brief discussion of future research that may be fruitful. Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Framework (Australia) The Curriculum Framework represents a major step in the reform of school curriculum in Western Australia. It is built upon a commitment to the philosophy that learning is continuous and that the essential purpose of schooling is to improve the learning of all students. The Framework establishes learning outcomes expected of all students from kindergarten to year 12, regardless of who they are, where they are from or which school they attend. Rather than being prescriptive, the Curriculum Framework will be used by schools to develop and implement their teaching and learning programs according to the needs and characteristics of their students. Get More Detail

  • Global Learning Portal The GLP web portal was jointly developed by the Academy for Educational Development (AED), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and Sun Microsystems in response to the "Education For All" goals. It uses the Internet to help customers participate in global communities of educators without ever traveling abroad. Customers can share and collaboratively develop education-focused resources such as lesson plans, reports and case studies. Members can create personal profiles and search profiles of fellow members to find colleagues around the globe who are interested in collaboration. Education-related topics can be explored through discussion forums and collaborative projects. Get More Detail

  • Better High Schools This U.S. site of the National High School Center links research and resources for better high schools. The National High School Center is a central source of information and expertise on high school improvement issues for the Regional Comprehensive Centers. In helping the Comprehensive Centers build capacity of states across the nation to effectively implement the goals of No Child Left Behind relating to high schools. It identifies effective programs and tools, offers friendly products and provides high-quality technical assistance to support the use of research-based approaches within high school learning communities. Get More Detail

  • Chinese Math Standards Math standards from the People's Republic of China for grades 1-9. Get More Detail

  • Japanese Math and Science Standards This document is an unofficial English translation of the Japanese Math and Science standards. Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Framework (Australia) The Curriculum Framework represents a major step in the reform of school curriculum in Western Australia. It is built upon a commitment to the philosophy that learning is continuous and that the essential purpose of schooling is to improve the learning of all students. The Framework establishes learning outcomes expected of all students from kindergarten to year 12, regardless of who they are, where they are from or which school they attend. Rather than being prescriptive, the Curriculum Framework will be used by schools to develop and implement their teaching and learning programs according to the needs and characteristics of their students. Get More Detail

  • Better High Schools This U.S. site of the National High School Center links research and resources for better high schools. The National High School Center is a central source of information and expertise on high school improvement issues for the Regional Comprehensive Centers. In helping the Comprehensive Centers build capacity of states across the nation to effectively implement the goals of No Child Left Behind relating to high schools. It identifies effective programs and tools, offers friendly products and provides high-quality technical assistance to support the use of research-based approaches within high school learning communities. Get More Detail

  • NCTM Standards for Mathematics The Mathematics standards developed by the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), a nonprofit educational organization, are widely seen as the proxy for U.S. national standards. Get More Detail

  • Global Learning Portal The GLP web portal was jointly developed by the Academy for Educational Development (AED), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and Sun Microsystems in response to the "Education For All" goals. It uses the Internet to help customers participate in global communities of educators without ever traveling abroad. Customers can share and collaboratively develop education-focused resources such as lesson plans, reports and case studies. Members can create personal profiles and search profiles of fellow members to find colleagues around the globe who are interested in collaboration. Education-related topics can be explored through discussion forums and collaborative projects. Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Standards from the State of Michigan Michigan's content standards are a set of learning expectations developed by parents, educators, business leaders and university professors to assist schools in the development of local district curricula. These standards and more detailed learning objectives called /benchmarks/ are contained within the Michigan Curriculum Framework. In addition, Michigan has recently developed nationally recognized English Language Arts and Mathematics Grade Level Content Expectations (GLCE) providing K-8 educators with meaningful tools to better align what is taught with what is tested in the classroom. This site includes all curriculum standards from the State of Michigan Get More Detail

  • Global Learning Portal The GLP web portal was jointly developed by the Academy for Educational Development (AED), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and Sun Microsystems in response to the "Education For All" goals. It uses the Internet to help customers participate in global communities of educators without ever traveling abroad. Customers can share and collaboratively develop education-focused resources such as lesson plans, reports and case studies. Members can create personal profiles and search profiles of fellow members to find colleagues around the globe who are interested in collaboration. Education-related topics can be explored through discussion forums and collaborative projects. Get More Detail

  • Elementary Mathematics Teacher Specialists in China This paper discusses the training and development of elementary mathematics teacher specialists, the teaching arrangement modes for elementary mathematics specialists, and the communication and interaction among elementary mathematics teacher specialists and teacher specialists across content areas. Get More Detail

  • Innovation on Mathematics Curriculum and Textbooks in China This paper highlights mathematics curriculum in Primary & Middle Schools, mathematics textbooks in high schools, and characteristics of Mathematics Curriculum in Basic Education. Get More Detail

  • Innovation on Science Curriculum in China In order to better respond to the socioeconomic changes, China has carried out a serious of science education reforms beginning in 2000. This paper highlights: the nature, ideas, objectives and the main contents of the science curriculum; text books for integrated science curriculum used in middle schools; and various teaching patterns by inquiry, activity, cooperation and instruction according to the curriculum objectives, teaching environment and student situation. Get More Detail

  • New Structure in High School Curriculum in China: Case of Physics From 2000, on the basis of experiment in some regions, China has made a lot of endeavors for curriculum reform preparation and implementation. This paper discusses the new structure for the new curriculum for physics in high schools. Get More Detail

  • Professional Development Through Lesson Study: Progress and Challenges in the U.S. This paper provides a brief history of lesson study in the United States, with a focus on areas of progress and challenge. Four areas of progress are identified: growth of interest among educators; growth of tools and resources; growth of understanding; and emerging evidence of effectiveness. Five challenges are identified: access to rich models of mathematical instruction; premature “expertise;” simplistic research models; limited opportunities for cross-site learning; and inadequate feedback loops linking lesson study to changes in curriculum and policy. Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Standards from the State of Michigan Michigan's content standards are a set of learning expectations developed by parents, educators, business leaders and university professors to assist schools in the development of local district curricula. These standards and more detailed learning objectives called /benchmarks/ are contained within the Michigan Curriculum Framework. In addition, Michigan has recently developed nationally recognized English Language Arts and Mathematics Grade Level Content Expectations (GLCE) providing K-8 educators with meaningful tools to better align what is taught with what is tested in the classroom. This site includes all curriculum standards from the State of Michigan Get More Detail

  • Standards for the English Language Arts (U.S.) The National Council of Teachers of English is devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education. These standards assume that literacy growth begins before children enter school as they experience and experiment with literacy activities—reading and writing, and associating spoken words with their graphic representations. Recognizing this fact, these standards encourage the development of curriculum and instruction that make productive use of the emerging literacy abilities that children bring to school. Furthermore, the standards provide ample room for the innovation and creativity essential to teaching and learning. They are not prescriptions for particular curriculum or instruction. Get More Detail

  • Expectations of Excellence: Curriculum Standards for Social Studies The Council published Expectations of Excellence: Curriculum Standards for Social Studies which provides an articulated K-12 social studies program that serves as a framework for the integration of other national standards in social studies, including U.S. and world history, civics and government, geography, global education, and economics. NCSS standards ensure that an integrated social science, behavioral science, and humanities approach for achieving academic and civic competence is available to guide social studies decision makers in K-12 schools. The NCSS framework consists of ten themes incorporating fields of study that correspond with one or more relevant disciplines. Get More Detail

  • Rhode Island Diploma System Local Assessment Toolkits This collaborative project of the Rhode Island Department of Education and The Education Alliance at Brown University was made possible with the generous support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The toolkits contain resources to help schools develop, implement, and sustain graduation portfolios and exhibitions and use common tasks as part of their local diploma system. Get More Detail

  • Enhancement Of Quality Assurance Systems In Higher Education In Apec Member Economies A report on quality assurance systems in APEC economies based on a survey of these economies conducted by the Australian Universities Quality Agency, with the support of the Asia-Pacific Quality Network, on behalf of the Australian Department of Education, Science and Training. Get More Detail

  • Rubric for Technology Professional Development, A A framework for school professional development staff, administrators and teachers to design and evaluate professional development programs focused on integrating technology into the curriculum. This resource was developed by a U.S. University. Get More Detail

  • Technology as Facilitator of Quality Education Model Provides a model assisting teachers with development of cooperative learning opportunities for students. The project is sponsored by colleges of education at several U.S. universities. Information is available in multiple languages including Chinese, Spanish, and Russian. Get More Detail

  • New South Wales Science and Technology Syllabus and Support Documents This Australian website provides educational resources for teaching Science and Technology to students grades K-6. It includes the "Science and Technology Syllabus and Support Document," which provides expected learning outcomes for students, as well as "Science and Technology Outcomes and Indicators" and "K-6 Science and Technology in Action - Updates from the Classroom." Get More Detail

  • Data from TIMSS on Teachers and Instruction This U.S. document is a compilation of excerpts, presented in a spreadsheet, that relate to mathematic teachers and instruction. They are taken from the 1999 Third International Mathematics and Science Study prepared by Boston College (in English). Get More Detail

  • Rhode Island Diploma System Local Assessment Toolkits This collaborative project of the Rhode Island Department of Education and The Education Alliance at Brown University was made possible with the generous support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The toolkits contain resources to help schools develop, implement, and sustain graduation portfolios and exhibitions and use common tasks as part of their local diploma system. Get More Detail

  • Mapping Internationalization on U.S. Campuses: Final Report (2003) Surveying more than 750 colleges and universities to examine the status of internationalization of U.S. postsecondary education, the ACE has produced a comprehensive look at institutional efforts, as well as international experiences and attitudes of students and faculty. This report compares with information from earlier studies, discusses institutional strengths and weaknesses, and makes recommendations. Get More Detail

  • Where Credit Is Due Where Credit Is Due: Approaches to Course and Credit Recognition Across Borders in U.S. Higher Education Institutions. This U.S. guide explores how specific institutions have overcame the issue of student discouragement in participating in higher education exchange due to the difficulty in obtaining credit recognition for international study and overseas internships. Get More Detail

  • Better High Schools This U.S. site of the National High School Center links research and resources for better high schools. The National High School Center is a central source of information and expertise on high school improvement issues for the Regional Comprehensive Centers. In helping the Comprehensive Centers build capacity of states across the nation to effectively implement the goals of No Child Left Behind relating to high schools. It identifies effective programs and tools, offers friendly products and provides high-quality technical assistance to support the use of research-based approaches within high school learning communities. Get More Detail

  • Adult Education Facts at Glance Information about Adult Literacy in the United States from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Vocational and Adult Education. Get More Detail

  • Enhancement Of Quality Assurance Systems In Higher Education In Apec Member Economies A report on quality assurance systems in APEC economies based on a survey of these economies conducted by the Australian Universities Quality Agency, with the support of the Asia-Pacific Quality Network, on behalf of the Australian Department of Education, Science and Training. Get More Detail

  • The Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM) The Gateway to Education Materials (GEM) is a web portal that is a consortium effort to provide educators with quick and easy access to thousands of educational resources found on various federal, state, university, non-profit, and commericial Internet sites. Get More Detail

  • Education of Teachers of Science, Mathematics and Technology: New Practices for the New Millennium Report providing recommendations to improve the quality of teaching in math, science, and technology in the United States. Get More Detail

  • Secondary Education in Canada: A Student Transfer Guide--9th Edition, 2004-2005 The Transfer Guide has been prepared to assist receiving schools in placing secondary students so that their education can be as continuous as possible. The Guide is divided into two parts: Part 1 provides information on secondary education in each province and territory (meaning of specific terms, systems of course numbering, credit requirements, examinations and grading practices, pattern of school organization, curriculum organization, and requirements for graduation); Part 2 contains detailed course descriptions for required and elective courses, with the name, abbreviation and course code that appear on the student's transcript. Get More Detail

  • Suggestions, Tools, and Guidelines for Assessing Technology in Elementary and Secondary Education This handbook provides a wide-range of options and suggestions for technology administrators and school leaders to assess whether and how effectively technology is being used in their schools. Get More Detail

  • Interactive School Technology and Readiness (STaR) Chart This self-assessment tool was designed to provide schools, and school systems, with information to better integrate technology into their educational process. The STaR Chart identifies four levels of technological development and provides benchmarks at each level in infrastucture, professional development support, and content against which to measure. Get More Detail

  • Policy Paper on Mathematics and Science Instruction - 3rd APEC Education Ministerial Meeting This policy paper, written in preparation for the 3rd APEC Education Ministerial Meeting, outliens major recommendations to improve mathematics and science instruction in the APEC region. The paper reviews major policy and research trends in the area, presents examples of practice from the region, and provides recommendations for further research and cooperative activities. Get More Detail

  • The Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM) The Gateway to Education Materials (GEM) is a web portal that is a consortium effort to provide educators with quick and easy access to thousands of educational resources found on various federal, state, university, non-profit, and commericial Internet sites. Get More Detail

  • Global Learning Portal The GLP web portal was jointly developed by the Academy for Educational Development (AED), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and Sun Microsystems in response to the "Education For All" goals. It uses the Internet to help customers participate in global communities of educators without ever traveling abroad. Customers can share and collaboratively develop education-focused resources such as lesson plans, reports and case studies. Members can create personal profiles and search profiles of fellow members to find colleagues around the globe who are interested in collaboration. Education-related topics can be explored through discussion forums and collaborative projects. Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Framework (Australia) The Curriculum Framework represents a major step in the reform of school curriculum in Western Australia. It is built upon a commitment to the philosophy that learning is continuous and that the essential purpose of schooling is to improve the learning of all students. The Framework establishes learning outcomes expected of all students from kindergarten to year 12, regardless of who they are, where they are from or which school they attend. Rather than being prescriptive, the Curriculum Framework will be used by schools to develop and implement their teaching and learning programs according to the needs and characteristics of their students. Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Standards from the State of Michigan Michigan's content standards are a set of learning expectations developed by parents, educators, business leaders and university professors to assist schools in the development of local district curricula. These standards and more detailed learning objectives called /benchmarks/ are contained within the Michigan Curriculum Framework. In addition, Michigan has recently developed nationally recognized English Language Arts and Mathematics Grade Level Content Expectations (GLCE) providing K-8 educators with meaningful tools to better align what is taught with what is tested in the classroom. This site includes all curriculum standards from the State of Michigan Get More Detail

  • What the United States Can Learn From Singapore’s World-Class Mathematics System This exploratory study compares key features of the Singapore and U.S. mathematics systems in the primary grades, when students need to build a strong mathematics foundation. It identifies major differences between the mathematics frameworks, textbooks, assessments, and teachers in Singapore and the United States. It also presents initial results from four pilot sites that introduced the Singapore mathematics textbook in place of their regular textbooks. Get More Detail

  • New Zealand Curriculum Stocktake 2002 Since 1991, the New Zealand Ministry of Education has worked on a complete revision, in English and Ma'ori, of the curriculum. This report analyses the reform experience in terms of: the appropriateness of the New Zealand curriculum and te marautanga o Aotearoa in the current educational, social and economic climate; the purposes of these curricula; and the quality of these curricula in contributing to improved student outcomes, meeting the expectations of a range of stakeholders and against comparable international curricula. Get More Detail

  • Education in Indonesia: Impact of the Crisis and Response. This is a short background paper from the World Bank about the impact of economic crisis on Indonesia's education system and the response of the Indonesian Government. Get More Detail

  • Enhancement Of Quality Assurance Systems In Higher Education In Apec Member Economies A report on quality assurance systems in APEC economies based on a survey of these economies conducted by the Australian Universities Quality Agency, with the support of the Asia-Pacific Quality Network, on behalf of the Australian Department of Education, Science and Training. Get More Detail

  • Identifying and Implementing Educational Practices Supported by Rigorous Evidence This English-language guide issued by the U.S. National Center for Education Evaluation offers tools to educational practitioners to help distinguish practices supported by rigorous evidence from those that are not. Get More Detail

  • Nation's Report Card, The The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as "the Nation's Report Card," is the only nationally representative and continuing assessment of what U.S. students know and can do in various subject areas. Get More Detail

  • Quality School Portfolio Desktop A web-based tool offering schools a free downloadable program to analyze student data. The tool, developed at a U.S. university, provides a Data Manager enabling users to easily import, disaggregate and report data, as well as a Resource Kit with 21 surveys, questionnaires and observation protocols to help schools gather non-cognitive data. Get More Detail

  • Nation's Report Card, The The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as "the Nation's Report Card," is the only nationally representative and continuing assessment of what U.S. students know and can do in various subject areas. Get More Detail

  • Using Data to Influence Classroom Decisions This report offers insight on how and why one should use data-driven results to improve teaching and learning in the classroom. Get More Detail

  • NCLB: The Facts About Science Achievement This document describes how the United States No Child Left Behind Act aims to boost science achievement. Get More Detail

  • Where Credit Is Due Where Credit Is Due: Approaches to Course and Credit Recognition Across Borders in U.S. Higher Education Institutions. This U.S. guide explores how specific institutions have overcame the issue of student discouragement in participating in higher education exchange due to the difficulty in obtaining credit recognition for international study and overseas internships. Get More Detail

  • MIT OpenCourseWare This English-language website from the U.S. university, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, provides free, searchable, access to MIT's course materials for educators, students, and self-learners around the world. The goal of OpenCourseWare is in part to create an efficient, standards-based model that other institutions may emulate to openly share and publish their own course materials. OCW currently contains over 500 courses for free use around the world. Get More Detail

  • NCLB: School Choice for Parents This website about school choice policy in the United States under No Child Left Behind provides information for families so they may take advantage of new choices and supplemental educational services under Get More Detail

  • Where Credit Is Due Where Credit Is Due: Approaches to Course and Credit Recognition Across Borders in U.S. Higher Education Institutions. This U.S. guide explores how specific institutions have overcame the issue of student discouragement in participating in higher education exchange due to the difficulty in obtaining credit recognition for international study and overseas internships. Get More Detail

  • East Meets West in Math Class:4 Schools Import Curriculum From Singapore This article in a U.S. newspaper discusses the Singapore math program being implemented in the Montgomery County Public Schools. It presents some background information about the program and addresses some of the challenges in importing the program to a new setting (in English). Get More Detail

  • Nation's Report Card, The The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as "the Nation's Report Card," is the only nationally representative and continuing assessment of what U.S. students know and can do in various subject areas. Get More Detail

  • What Works Clearinghouse, The The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) was established in 2002 by the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences to provide educators, policymakers, researchers, and the public with a central and trusted source of scientific evidence of what works in education. Get More Detail

  • Guide to Effective Accountability Reporting, A A guide to designing public reports that effectively communicate accountability, assessment, and other quantitative education indicators in an easily understood format. Get More Detail

  • Overview of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education This brief piece provides an overview of the role of the U.S. Department of Education in supporting the use of educational technology in schools in America. The paper describes how technology is incorporated in No Child Left Behind to support students, teachers, and administrators, as well as to evaluate the value of educational technology. Get More Detail

  • ThinkFinity: Literacy, Education, and Technology Thinkfinity is the Verizon Foundation’s digital learning platform designed to improve educational and literacy achievement. Get More Detail

  • Web-based Education Commission Home Page The web site of a U.S. Congressional commission developed to study and research policies relating to web-based learning in elementary, secondary and post-secondary schools. Includes the Commission's Report - The Power of the Internet for Learning: Moving from Promise to Practice. Get More Detail

  • National Educational Technology Standards Project The National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) Project is developing standards to guide educational leaders in recognizing and addressing the essential conditions for effective use of technology to support Pre K-12 education in the United States. Get More Detail

  • 2020 Vision: Transforming Education and Training through Advanced Technology A report on the future of education technology in the United States by a number of distinguished individuals and teams from a wide range of technology and education fields. Get More Detail

  • U.nited States National Education Technology Plan This Web site hosts information about the United States Department of Education' s recently released National Education Technology Plan and the seven key steps it outlines: strengthening leadership, innovative budgeting, teacher training, supporting e-learning, encouraging broad band access, moving towards digital content, and integrating data systems. The site contains the plan as well as student comments, examples of successful schools, and suggested next steps. Get More Detail

  • 1st APEC Future Education Forum This Forum convened in BEXCO, Busan, Korea on September 9 to 11 and brought together around 460 prominent scholars, experts, education administrators, and teachers from member ecomomies to discuss and investigate Future Society and States of Education--dealing with philosophy, vision, and practical strategies to operate ICT Model School Network--developing critieria for ideal future education model. Get More Detail

  • Florida Virtual School Evaluation Evaluations from Florida’s on-line school highlight the strengths and weaknesses of e-learning Get More Detail

  • Connected to the Future: A Report on Children's Internet Use This report examines the trends and implications of U.S. children connecting to the Internet--and to their future. Get More Detail

  • New South Wales Science and Technology Syllabus and Support Documents This Australian website provides educational resources for teaching Science and Technology to students grades K-6. It includes the "Science and Technology Syllabus and Support Document," which provides expected learning outcomes for students, as well as "Science and Technology Outcomes and Indicators" and "K-6 Science and Technology in Action - Updates from the Classroom." Get More Detail

  • e-Learning: Putting a World-Class Education at the Fingertips of All Children The Executive Summary of America's 1996 National Educational Technology Plan. Get More Detail

  • Saskatchewan Educational Technology Consortium This website provides information about Saskatchewan, Canada's Educational Technology Consortium, which has been created to lead the use of technology through partnerships and collaboration to achieve the goals of K-12 public education in Saskatchewan. The Consortium is working with Saskatchewan Learning to connect teachers and students to each other and the world through CommunityNet; working collaboratively with school divisions to develop web-based learning resources; supporting innovative teaching and learning; and providing leadership for e-business opportunities in the education sector. Get More Detail

  • Technology Infused Projects Information about an initiative in a U.S. high school to facilitate communication for severely disabled students via the Internet. This initiative helped to expand the use of technology throughout the entire school. Get More Detail

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  • Trends in the Integration of ICT and Learning in K-12 Systems This brief paper prepared for the Canadian group, SchoolNet, describes aspects of the current context of education in Canada, selected trends in the integration of information and communications technologies (ICT) for learning in the kindergarten to grade education systems and offers observations about emerging visions of effective ICT integration. The ideas presented represent a synthesis of information reviewed in research, reports, policy papers, selected seminars and surveys. A bibliography of sources is provided. References are included only when a specific resource has been relied upon. Get More Detail

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  • Reform Proposals for Teaching Profession in Thailand This report from the National Education Commission reviews and provides recommendations in several areas of Thailand's teacher development system. These include: licensing of teachers and administrators; production and development of teachers; and honoring teachers. The report is a result of the 1999 National Education Act, Thailand's first education reform legislation. Get More Detail

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  • MIT OpenCourseWare This English-language website from the U.S. university, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, provides free, searchable, access to MIT's course materials for educators, students, and self-learners around the world. The goal of OpenCourseWare is in part to create an efficient, standards-based model that other institutions may emulate to openly share and publish their own course materials. OCW currently contains over 500 courses for free use around the world. Get More Detail

  • 1st APEC Future Education Forum This Forum convened in BEXCO, Busan, Korea on September 9 to 11 and brought together around 460 prominent scholars, experts, education administrators, and teachers from member ecomomies to discuss and investigate Future Society and States of Education--dealing with philosophy, vision, and practical strategies to operate ICT Model School Network--developing critieria for ideal future education model. Get More Detail

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  • What Works Clearinghouse, The The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) was established in 2002 by the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences to provide educators, policymakers, researchers, and the public with a central and trusted source of scientific evidence of what works in education. Get More Detail

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  • Center on Educational Governance Compilation of evaluations, reports and research from a U.S. school of education on new tools and strategies for managing schools effectively, including charter schools and school based management. Get More Detail

  • NCLB: School Choice for Parents This website about school choice policy in the United States under No Child Left Behind provides information for families so they may take advantage of new choices and supplemental educational services under Get More Detail

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  • No Child Left Behind: The Facts About Math Achievement This English-language Issue Brief describes the challenge that the U.S. legislation No Child Left Behind (NCLB) seeks to address in math acheivement and outlines the strategies NCLB supports in U.S. schools. Get More Detail

  • TIMSS Video Highlights The Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 1999 Video Study aims at describing and comparing eighth-grade mathematics teaching practices among seven countries in order to identify similar or different classroom features. These videos are highlights from four APEC economies Get More Detail

  • The Futures Channel Math and science educators can find free video resources here that can help connect their lessons to real-world applications. Get More Detail

  • U.S. Department of Education Mathematics and Science Initiative Describes a new U.S. National Mathematics and Science Initiative to achieve three interdependent goals:1) engage the public in recognizing the need for better mathematics and science education for every child in our nation's schools; 2) initiate a campaign to recruit, prepare, train, and retain teachers with strong backgrounds in mathematics and science; and 3) develop an academic research base to improve our knowledge of what boosts student learning in mathematics and science. Get More Detail

  • Massachusetts Curriculum Framework for Mathematics An extensive sample of expected student work and problems to achieve to the standards in one U.S. State. Get More Detail

  • Pennsylvania's Academic Standards for Mathematics This document from Pennsylvania describes what students in this U.S. State should know and be able to do at four grade levels (third, fifth, eighth and eleventh) in mathematics. The standards reflect the increasing complexity and sophistication that students are expected to achieve as they progress through school. Get More Detail

  • The U.S.-China Education Leaders Forum on Math and Science Education The U.S.-China Education Leaders Forum on Math and Science Education is a two-day meeting organized by Asia Society, the Education Commission of the States and the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China to explore common challenges and strategies in math, science and technology education. The meeting will convene education leaders from China and the United States and will take place July 10-12 in Denver, Colorado. Get More Detail

  • California Math Standards This document outlines math standards from a U.S. State that reflect a relatively traditional approach to developing computational skills and understanding mathematical proofs. Links to other content standards from California are also available on the State's Department of Education website. Get More Detail

  • American Competitiveness Initiative President Bush's 2006 education agenda, the American Competitiveness Initiative, aims to strengthen innovation and education in the U.S. by improving mathematics and science education, foreign language studies, and high schools. Get More Detail

  • Math Now: Advancing Math Education in Elementary and Middle School As part of his American Competitiveness Initiative, President Bush is proposing $260 million for math programs that will focus on strengthening math education in the early grades and middle school so that students enter high school ready to take challenging coursework. Get More Detail

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  • Global Learning Portal The GLP web portal was jointly developed by the Academy for Educational Development (AED), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and Sun Microsystems in response to the "Education For All" goals. It uses the Internet to help customers participate in global communities of educators without ever traveling abroad. Customers can share and collaboratively develop education-focused resources such as lesson plans, reports and case studies. Members can create personal profiles and search profiles of fellow members to find colleagues around the globe who are interested in collaboration. Education-related topics can be explored through discussion forums and collaborative projects. Get More Detail

  • East Meets West in Math Class:4 Schools Import Curriculum From Singapore This article in a U.S. newspaper discusses the Singapore math program being implemented in the Montgomery County Public Schools. It presents some background information about the program and addresses some of the challenges in importing the program to a new setting (in English). Get More Detail

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  • Curriculum Standards from the State of Michigan Michigan's content standards are a set of learning expectations developed by parents, educators, business leaders and university professors to assist schools in the development of local district curricula. These standards and more detailed learning objectives called /benchmarks/ are contained within the Michigan Curriculum Framework. In addition, Michigan has recently developed nationally recognized English Language Arts and Mathematics Grade Level Content Expectations (GLCE) providing K-8 educators with meaningful tools to better align what is taught with what is tested in the classroom. This site includes all curriculum standards from the State of Michigan Get More Detail

  • Oregon Math Standards U.S. State-level standards that stress generic problem solving. Get More Detail

  • The Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM) The Gateway to Education Materials (GEM) is a web portal that is a consortium effort to provide educators with quick and easy access to thousands of educational resources found on various federal, state, university, non-profit, and commericial Internet sites. Get More Detail

  • Global Learning Portal The GLP web portal was jointly developed by the Academy for Educational Development (AED), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and Sun Microsystems in response to the "Education For All" goals. It uses the Internet to help customers participate in global communities of educators without ever traveling abroad. Customers can share and collaboratively develop education-focused resources such as lesson plans, reports and case studies. Members can create personal profiles and search profiles of fellow members to find colleagues around the globe who are interested in collaboration. Education-related topics can be explored through discussion forums and collaborative projects. Get More Detail

  • Better High Schools This U.S. site of the National High School Center links research and resources for better high schools. The National High School Center is a central source of information and expertise on high school improvement issues for the Regional Comprehensive Centers. In helping the Comprehensive Centers build capacity of states across the nation to effectively implement the goals of No Child Left Behind relating to high schools. It identifies effective programs and tools, offers friendly products and provides high-quality technical assistance to support the use of research-based approaches within high school learning communities. Get More Detail

  • What Works in Girls' Education: Summary This is a 200+ page report from the Council of Foreign Relations. It discusses the state of girls' education, the benefits of same, why there is not more of it, what works in girls' education, and how policy makers should go about improving it. The full report can be found at http://www.cfr.org/pdf/Girls_Education_full.pdf, the same URL but with "full" instead of summary. http://www.cfr.org/pub6974/nancy_birdsall_hillary_rodham_clinton_gene_b_sperling/what_works_in_girls_education_evidence_and_policies_from_the_developing_world_a_report_by_barbara_herz_and_gene_sperling.php has a press conference releasing the report. Get More Detail

  • The Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM) The Gateway to Education Materials (GEM) is a web portal that is a consortium effort to provide educators with quick and easy access to thousands of educational resources found on various federal, state, university, non-profit, and commericial Internet sites. Get More Detail

  • Global Learning Portal The GLP web portal was jointly developed by the Academy for Educational Development (AED), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and Sun Microsystems in response to the "Education For All" goals. It uses the Internet to help customers participate in global communities of educators without ever traveling abroad. Customers can share and collaboratively develop education-focused resources such as lesson plans, reports and case studies. Members can create personal profiles and search profiles of fellow members to find colleagues around the globe who are interested in collaboration. Education-related topics can be explored through discussion forums and collaborative projects. Get More Detail

  • Virtual Reference Desk Learning Center A U.S. site with desktop resources for elementary and secondary educators. Includes curriculum-related Web sites in a range of areas and opportunities to consult with experts. Get More Detail

  • Classroom Connect This U.S. site provides access to learning resources, activities, discussions, professional development opportunities and more for teachers. Get More Detail

  • Smithsonian for Teachers, The Serves as a gateway to the Smithsonian's educational resources. Educators can search lesson plans, access on-line resources from the museums' extensive collections and participate in professional development opportunities. Contains particular resources to improve science education and enhance students’ creativity. Get More Detail

  • Awesome Library This web portal organizes over 22,000 resources for teachers, students, parents and other educators. The site covers a range of topics including science, math, languages, technology and more. Users can browse the site in a number of languages including Chinese, Japanese, Malaysian, Indonesian, and Spanish. Get More Detail

  • Using Data to Influence Classroom Decisions This report offers insight on how and why one should use data-driven results to improve teaching and learning in the classroom. Get More Detail

  • What Works Clearinghouse, The The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) was established in 2002 by the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences to provide educators, policymakers, researchers, and the public with a central and trusted source of scientific evidence of what works in education. Get More Detail

  • TIMSS 1999 Benchmarking--Executive Summary This U.S. document gives an overview of the results for the Benchmarking Study in Mathematics that compared achievement across countries, as well as across states and school districts in the United States. The report presents major findings of the study and shows the extreme variation in mathematics achievement among school districts (in English). Get More Detail

  • A Chart Book on Math and Science Review of TIMSS data related to achievement, instruction, teacher characteristics, and student achievement for grades four and eight. Get More Detail

  • Maryland Singapore Math Pilot Evaluation Report The document reports findings the Singapore math experiment in Maryland's elementary schools. Four elementary schools introduced the Singapore Math program and after two years, the report suggests that the Singapore Math program resulted in significantly better math achievements than the control group. The report also makes a number of recommendations. Get More Detail

  • Data from TIMSS on Mathematics Curriculum This U.S. document is a compilation of excerpts, presented in a spreadsheet, that relate to mathematics curriculum and is taken from the 1999 Third International Mathematics and Science Study prepared by Boston College (in English). Get More Detail

  • Data from TIMSS: Achievement in Mathematics This U.S. document is an excel spreadsheet that presents student mathematic achievement data excerpts from the 1999 Third International Mathematics and Science Study prepared by Boston College. Get More Detail

  • Data from TIMSS on Student Backgrounds and Attitudes Toward Mathematics This U.S. document is an excel spreadsheet that presents data on student backgrounds and attitudes towards mathematics taken from the 1999 Third International Mathematics and Science Study prepared by Boston College (in English). Get More Detail

  • Data from TIMSS on Teachers and Instruction This U.S. document is a compilation of excerpts, presented in a spreadsheet, that relate to mathematic teachers and instruction. They are taken from the 1999 Third International Mathematics and Science Study prepared by Boston College (in English). Get More Detail

  • The U.S.-China Education Leaders Forum on Math and Science Education The U.S.-China Education Leaders Forum on Math and Science Education is a two-day meeting organized by Asia Society, the Education Commission of the States and the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China to explore common challenges and strategies in math, science and technology education. The meeting will convene education leaders from China and the United States and will take place July 10-12 in Denver, Colorado. Get More Detail

  • Elementary Mathematics Teacher Specialists in China This paper discusses the training and development of elementary mathematics teacher specialists, the teaching arrangement modes for elementary mathematics specialists, and the communication and interaction among elementary mathematics teacher specialists and teacher specialists across content areas. Get More Detail

  • International Seminar on Best Practices in Science and Mathematics Teaching and Learning General information regarding the International Seminar on Best Practices in Science and Mathematics Teaching and Learning held in Tokyo, Japan, 14-18 November, 2005. Get More Detail

  • The U.S.-China Education Leaders Forum on Math and Science Education The U.S.-China Education Leaders Forum on Math and Science Education is a two-day meeting organized by Asia Society, the Education Commission of the States and the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China to explore common challenges and strategies in math, science and technology education. The meeting will convene education leaders from China and the United States and will take place July 10-12 in Denver, Colorado. Get More Detail

  • Education of Teachers of Science, Mathematics and Technology: New Practices for the New Millennium Report providing recommendations to improve the quality of teaching in math, science, and technology in the United States. Get More Detail

  • 1999 Third International Mathematics and Science Study-Repeat (TIMSS) Findings from the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement's (IEA) Repeat of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) at the Eighth Grade. Get More Detail

  • 2000 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Reports results of a major U.S. national assessment of students’ mathematics performance in grades 4, 8, and 12. Get More Detail

  • Adding It Up Presents results of a National Research Council study of what U.S. students know and how they acquire mathematics knowledge in grades K-8. Recommendations are provided for instruction. Get More Detail

  • Highlights from the TIMSS 1999 Video Study of Eighth-Grade Mathematics Teaching This U.S. article presents highlights of the results from the TIMSS 1999 Video Study which compared eighth-grade mathematics lessons from seven countries. It shows that among the relatively high-achieving countries, a variety of methods were employed rather than a single, shared approach to the teaching of mathematics (in English). Get More Detail

  • Merit Workshop Model A mathematics workshop model to help U.S. minority students excel at college math. The model emphasizes collaborative learning and the use of small-group teaching methods. Get More Detail

  • Scientifically Based Research in Mathematics This webpage links to information about the United States' Mathematics and Science Partnership program and scientifically based research in math and science. The information comes from presentations made at a Student Achievement and School Accountability Conference. Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Coherence: Does the Logic Underlying the Organization of Subject Matter Matter This draft of a research paper was prepared by a U.S. based researcher, Dr. William Schmidt, for the APEC Education Reform Summit. The paper compares the logic underlying mathematics content standards in the U.S. with those of higher performing Eastern economies. The paper reviews the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics standards and standards from 21 U.S. States. Get More Detail

  • Improving Student Learning in Grades K-9 Mathematics This report from Alberta Canada provides a summary and recommendations related to a study into concerns about the level of achievement in mathematics in the elementary and junior high grades in Alberta. The recommendations for the Improvement in Student Achievement in Grades K-9 Mathematics project included: the development of a comprehensive model for curriculum implementation, ongoing professional development for teachers and administrators, improved assessment of students and better opportunities for teacher training and upgrading. The Executive Summary and Full Report are available for download from the site. Get More Detail

  • Data from TIMSS on School Contexts for Mathematic Learning and Instruction This U.S. document is a compilation of excerpts, presented in a spreadsheet, that relate to school contexts for mathematic learning and instruction. They are taken from the 1999 Third International Mathematics and Science Study prepared by Boston College (in English). Get More Detail

  • Teaching Practices Project, The This research project was commissioned by Alberta Education (Learning) in Canada to describe, analyze and interpret the teaching practices in schools whose students have a history of performing well on the grade 9 provincial achievement test in mathematics. Get More Detail

  • The Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM) The Gateway to Education Materials (GEM) is a web portal that is a consortium effort to provide educators with quick and easy access to thousands of educational resources found on various federal, state, university, non-profit, and commericial Internet sites. Get More Detail

  • Global Learning Portal The GLP web portal was jointly developed by the Academy for Educational Development (AED), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and Sun Microsystems in response to the "Education For All" goals. It uses the Internet to help customers participate in global communities of educators without ever traveling abroad. Customers can share and collaboratively develop education-focused resources such as lesson plans, reports and case studies. Members can create personal profiles and search profiles of fellow members to find colleagues around the globe who are interested in collaboration. Education-related topics can be explored through discussion forums and collaborative projects. Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Standards from the State of Michigan Michigan's content standards are a set of learning expectations developed by parents, educators, business leaders and university professors to assist schools in the development of local district curricula. These standards and more detailed learning objectives called /benchmarks/ are contained within the Michigan Curriculum Framework. In addition, Michigan has recently developed nationally recognized English Language Arts and Mathematics Grade Level Content Expectations (GLCE) providing K-8 educators with meaningful tools to better align what is taught with what is tested in the classroom. This site includes all curriculum standards from the State of Michigan Get More Detail

  • U.S.-China E-Language Project The promising practice document describes a joint research and development project between the U.S. Department of Education and the Chinese Ministry of Education to provide exchange and cooperation opportunities for the development of Internet-based language instruction known as the E-Language Learning System (ELLS). As a research and development endeavor between the two countries, the purpose of ELLS is to determine the viability and effectiveness of an Internet-based, second-language approach to instruction for middle school students through the integrated use of animation, gaming techniques, and voice recognition. Get More Detail

  • Teaching Language for National Security and American Competitiveness American students must master critical need foreign language skills for our nation to remain competitive and continue the progress in securing our nation. Together with the Departments of State and Defense and the Director of National Intelligence, the Department of Education is proposing to establish grants and train teachers under President Bush's National Security Language Initiative. Get More Detail

  • International Studies and Language Security Policy Paper The Importance of International Studies and Foreign Language Education for U.S. Economic and National Security Get More Detail

  • Better High Schools This U.S. site of the National High School Center links research and resources for better high schools. The National High School Center is a central source of information and expertise on high school improvement issues for the Regional Comprehensive Centers. In helping the Comprehensive Centers build capacity of states across the nation to effectively implement the goals of No Child Left Behind relating to high schools. It identifies effective programs and tools, offers friendly products and provides high-quality technical assistance to support the use of research-based approaches within high school learning communities. Get More Detail

  • NCLB: The Facts About Science Achievement This document describes how the United States No Child Left Behind Act aims to boost science achievement. Get More Detail

  • U.S. National Science Education Standards This website provides a link the U.S. voluntary science education standards developed by a number of professional organizations invested in science education. The document contains a range of types of standards including content standards for K-4, 5-8 and 9-12 grade ranges. These voluntary standards have been drawn heavily upon as individual States establish their own science standards and assessment systems. Get More Detail

  • Project 2061: Science for all Americans This English-language website describes Project 2061, an initiative of the American Association for the Advancement of Science to improve literacy in science and technology. The site links to "Benchmarks for Science Literacy" developed by AAAS serve as voluntary academic standards in science education, as well as tools for assessment and instruction. Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Standards from the State of Michigan Michigan's content standards are a set of learning expectations developed by parents, educators, business leaders and university professors to assist schools in the development of local district curricula. These standards and more detailed learning objectives called /benchmarks/ are contained within the Michigan Curriculum Framework. In addition, Michigan has recently developed nationally recognized English Language Arts and Mathematics Grade Level Content Expectations (GLCE) providing K-8 educators with meaningful tools to better align what is taught with what is tested in the classroom. This site includes all curriculum standards from the State of Michigan Get More Detail

  • TIMSS Video Highlights The Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 1999 Video Study aims at describing and comparing eighth-grade mathematics teaching practices among seven countries in order to identify similar or different classroom features. These videos are highlights from four APEC economies Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Framework (Australia) The Curriculum Framework represents a major step in the reform of school curriculum in Western Australia. It is built upon a commitment to the philosophy that learning is continuous and that the essential purpose of schooling is to improve the learning of all students. The Framework establishes learning outcomes expected of all students from kindergarten to year 12, regardless of who they are, where they are from or which school they attend. Rather than being prescriptive, the Curriculum Framework will be used by schools to develop and implement their teaching and learning programs according to the needs and characteristics of their students. Get More Detail

  • The Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM) The Gateway to Education Materials (GEM) is a web portal that is a consortium effort to provide educators with quick and easy access to thousands of educational resources found on various federal, state, university, non-profit, and commericial Internet sites. Get More Detail

  • Global Learning Portal The GLP web portal was jointly developed by the Academy for Educational Development (AED), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and Sun Microsystems in response to the "Education For All" goals. It uses the Internet to help customers participate in global communities of educators without ever traveling abroad. Customers can share and collaboratively develop education-focused resources such as lesson plans, reports and case studies. Members can create personal profiles and search profiles of fellow members to find colleagues around the globe who are interested in collaboration. Education-related topics can be explored through discussion forums and collaborative projects. Get More Detail

  • Policy Paper on Mathematics and Science Instruction - 3rd APEC Education Ministerial Meeting This policy paper, written in preparation for the 3rd APEC Education Ministerial Meeting, outliens major recommendations to improve mathematics and science instruction in the APEC region. The paper reviews major policy and research trends in the area, presents examples of practice from the region, and provides recommendations for further research and cooperative activities. Get More Detail

  • Singapore's Science Syllabus for Lower Secondary As with the Primary Science Syllabus, the document contains the aims for science education, as well as learning outcomes for a variety of topics, and addresses assessment issues. The syllabus emphasises the need for a balance between the acquisition of science knowledge and process and thinking skills. Get More Detail

  • New South Wales Science and Technology Syllabus and Support Documents This Australian website provides educational resources for teaching Science and Technology to students grades K-6. It includes the "Science and Technology Syllabus and Support Document," which provides expected learning outcomes for students, as well as "Science and Technology Outcomes and Indicators" and "K-6 Science and Technology in Action - Updates from the Classroom." Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Standards from the State of Michigan Michigan's content standards are a set of learning expectations developed by parents, educators, business leaders and university professors to assist schools in the development of local district curricula. These standards and more detailed learning objectives called /benchmarks/ are contained within the Michigan Curriculum Framework. In addition, Michigan has recently developed nationally recognized English Language Arts and Mathematics Grade Level Content Expectations (GLCE) providing K-8 educators with meaningful tools to better align what is taught with what is tested in the classroom. This site includes all curriculum standards from the State of Michigan Get More Detail

  • Singapore's Science Syllabus: Primary 3&4, 5&6 (EM1-EM3) This document provides Singapore's approach to and aims for science education in the primary grades, including the skills and processes students are expected to acquire. Expected "Learning Outcomes" are provided for each grade 3-6. Get More Detail

  • Japanese Math and Science Standards This document is an unofficial English translation of the Japanese Math and Science standards. Get More Detail

  • The U.S.-China Education Leaders Forum on Math and Science Education The U.S.-China Education Leaders Forum on Math and Science Education is a two-day meeting organized by Asia Society, the Education Commission of the States and the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China to explore common challenges and strategies in math, science and technology education. The meeting will convene education leaders from China and the United States and will take place July 10-12 in Denver, Colorado. Get More Detail

  • American Competitiveness Initiative President Bush's 2006 education agenda, the American Competitiveness Initiative, aims to strengthen innovation and education in the U.S. by improving mathematics and science education, foreign language studies, and high schools. Get More Detail

  • Smithsonian for Teachers, The Serves as a gateway to the Smithsonian's educational resources. Educators can search lesson plans, access on-line resources from the museums' extensive collections and participate in professional development opportunities. Contains particular resources to improve science education and enhance students’ creativity. Get More Detail

  • The U.S.-China Education Leaders Forum on Math and Science Education The U.S.-China Education Leaders Forum on Math and Science Education is a two-day meeting organized by Asia Society, the Education Commission of the States and the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China to explore common challenges and strategies in math, science and technology education. The meeting will convene education leaders from China and the United States and will take place July 10-12 in Denver, Colorado. Get More Detail

  • International Seminar on Best Practices in Science and Mathematics Teaching and Learning General information regarding the International Seminar on Best Practices in Science and Mathematics Teaching and Learning held in Tokyo, Japan, 14-18 November, 2005. Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Framework (Australia) The Curriculum Framework represents a major step in the reform of school curriculum in Western Australia. It is built upon a commitment to the philosophy that learning is continuous and that the essential purpose of schooling is to improve the learning of all students. The Framework establishes learning outcomes expected of all students from kindergarten to year 12, regardless of who they are, where they are from or which school they attend. Rather than being prescriptive, the Curriculum Framework will be used by schools to develop and implement their teaching and learning programs according to the needs and characteristics of their students. Get More Detail

  • The Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM) The Gateway to Education Materials (GEM) is a web portal that is a consortium effort to provide educators with quick and easy access to thousands of educational resources found on various federal, state, university, non-profit, and commericial Internet sites. Get More Detail

  • Global Learning Portal The GLP web portal was jointly developed by the Academy for Educational Development (AED), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and Sun Microsystems in response to the "Education For All" goals. It uses the Internet to help customers participate in global communities of educators without ever traveling abroad. Customers can share and collaboratively develop education-focused resources such as lesson plans, reports and case studies. Members can create personal profiles and search profiles of fellow members to find colleagues around the globe who are interested in collaboration. Education-related topics can be explored through discussion forums and collaborative projects. Get More Detail

  • The U.S.-China Education Leaders Forum on Math and Science Education The U.S.-China Education Leaders Forum on Math and Science Education is a two-day meeting organized by Asia Society, the Education Commission of the States and the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China to explore common challenges and strategies in math, science and technology education. The meeting will convene education leaders from China and the United States and will take place July 10-12 in Denver, Colorado. Get More Detail

  • Innovation on Science Curriculum in China In order to better respond to the socioeconomic changes, China has carried out a serious of science education reforms beginning in 2000. This paper highlights: the nature, ideas, objectives and the main contents of the science curriculum; text books for integrated science curriculum used in middle schools; and various teaching patterns by inquiry, activity, cooperation and instruction according to the curriculum objectives, teaching environment and student situation. Get More Detail

  • Education of Teachers of Science, Mathematics and Technology: New Practices for the New Millennium Report providing recommendations to improve the quality of teaching in math, science, and technology in the United States. Get More Detail

  • 1999 Third International Mathematics and Science Study-Repeat (TIMSS) Findings from the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement's (IEA) Repeat of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) at the Eighth Grade. Get More Detail

  • Highlights From the TIMSS 1999 Video Study of Eighth-Grade Science Teaching The TIMSS 1999 Video Study is a follow-up and expansion of the TIMSS 1995 Video Study. The study is the first attempt to examine eighth-grade science lessons as they are actually delivered to students. The data presented focus on three basic questions: How did the teacher organize the lesson to support students’ opportunities to learn science? How was science represented to students in the lesson? What opportunities did students have to participate in science learning activities? The science lessons videotaped in the five countries display similarities and differences, with each country revealing a general approach to the teaching of science in the eighth grade. Get More Detail

  • Data from TIMSS on Science Achievement This U.S. document is a compilation of excerpts, presented in a spreadsheet, that relate to science achievement and is taken from the 1999 Third International Mathematics and Science Study prepared by Boston College. Get More Detail

  • Data from TIMSS on Science Curriculum This U.S. document is a compilation of excerpts, presented in a spreadsheet, that relate to science curriculum and is taken from the 1999 Third International Mathematics and Science Study prepared by Boston College. Get More Detail

  • Data from TIMSS on School Contexts for Science Learning and Instruction This U.S. document is a compilation of excerpts, presented in a spreadsheet, that relate to school contexts for science learning and instruction. They are taken from the 1999 Third International Mathematics and Science Study prepared by Boston College (in English). Get More Detail

  • Data on Student Backgrounds and Attitudes Toward Science This U.S. document is a compilation of excerpts, presented in a spreadsheet, that relate to student backgrounds and attitudes toward science and is taken from the 1999 Third International Mathematics and Science Study prepared by Boston College. Get More Detail

  • Data on Science Teachers and Instruction This U.S. document is a compilation of excerpts, presented in a spreadsheet, that relate to science teachers and instruction. They are taken from the 1999 Third International Mathematics and Science Study prepared by Boston College. Get More Detail


Vietnam

  • National Education for All (EFA) Action Plan (2003-2015) The Ministry of Education and Training, with the technical assistance of UNESCO since late 2001, has completed the preparation of the "National Education for All Action Plan 2003-2015" for Viet Nam. This Plan was approved by the Government on the 2nd of July 2003. The "National Education for All Action Plan 2003-2015" is, on the one hand, a Government tool for adjusting policies at the macro level in the area of Education for All and a framework for provinces and cities to develop their respective provincial Education for All Plans. On the other hand, this Plan is a framework for guiding international organisations, bilateral donors and NGOs' financial and technical support to Viet Nam in order to accelerate and ensure the quality of Education for All activities. Get More Detail

  • Viet Nam’s Education in the Transitional Period Informational paoer providing an overview of the education system in Vietnam. Get More Detail

  • National Education for All (EFA) Action Plan (2003-2015) The Ministry of Education and Training, with the technical assistance of UNESCO since late 2001, has completed the preparation of the "National Education for All Action Plan 2003-2015" for Viet Nam. This Plan was approved by the Government on the 2nd of July 2003. The "National Education for All Action Plan 2003-2015" is, on the one hand, a Government tool for adjusting policies at the macro level in the area of Education for All and a framework for provinces and cities to develop their respective provincial Education for All Plans. On the other hand, this Plan is a framework for guiding international organisations, bilateral donors and NGOs' financial and technical support to Viet Nam in order to accelerate and ensure the quality of Education for All activities. Get More Detail

  • Viet Nam’s Education in the Transitional Period Informational paoer providing an overview of the education system in Vietnam. Get More Detail

  • National Education for All (EFA) Action Plan (2003-2015) The Ministry of Education and Training, with the technical assistance of UNESCO since late 2001, has completed the preparation of the "National Education for All Action Plan 2003-2015" for Viet Nam. This Plan was approved by the Government on the 2nd of July 2003. The "National Education for All Action Plan 2003-2015" is, on the one hand, a Government tool for adjusting policies at the macro level in the area of Education for All and a framework for provinces and cities to develop their respective provincial Education for All Plans. On the other hand, this Plan is a framework for guiding international organisations, bilateral donors and NGOs' financial and technical support to Viet Nam in order to accelerate and ensure the quality of Education for All activities. Get More Detail

  • Helping Students Develop And Extend Their Capacity To Do Purposeful Mathematics Workds The reform curriculum of mathematics at all level from grade 1 to 12 have been tried out in Vietnam. From school year 2006-2007 the new curriculum and textbooks will be implemented in the whole country. The purpose of the reform is to activate the learning mathematics of students. The curriculum tries to lessen the training of basic skills and procedures in mathematics but increases more hands-on activities to help students grasp the mathematics ideas and can apply knowledge in solving real-life problems. The mathematics teachers have learnt the effective teaching strategies by using manipulative materials to teach mathematics in problematic situations. In this article we will present some findings of our research at provincial scale in Hue city of Vietnam. A try-out lesson done by an experienced mathematics teacher will be illustrated. Get More Detail

  • On The Enhancement of Creative & Independent Awareness of Primary School Pupils The first Vietnamese class of the secondary school for gifted pupils in mathematics was established 40 years ago, in 1965. Nine years later Vietnam participated in the 16th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in Germany, and got 1 Golden, 1 Silver, and 2 Bronze prizes. It was rather good debut for the newcomer country in the history of IMO. Over the past 30 years, Vietnam was very proud of the high results at IMO. However, it seems that many of laureates didn’t have high achievement in their university study, and therefore, they would not become scientists in the future as expected. It turned out that during many years the pupils have been trained in the way of “fighting-cock”, which could not promote the creative ability in the next education process. Get More Detail

  • Using Lesson Study to Implement More Effective Lessons: Focusing on Mathematical Thinking As part of EDNET’S “Collaborative Study on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures among the APEC Member Economies” Project, this paper highlights Using Lesson Study to Implement More Effective Lessons: Focusing on Mathematical Thinking for Lesson Study in Mathematics. Get More Detail


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