Understanding Others, Educating Ourselves: Getting More from International Comparative Studies in Education
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Understanding Others, Educating Ourselves:
Getting More from International Comparative Studies in Education
(2003)
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Since 1988, the Board on International Comparative Studies in Education (BICSE) at the (U.S.) National Research Council of the National Academies has engaged in activities designed to increase the rigor and sophistication of international comparative studies in education by encouraging synergies between large and smaller scale international comparative education research, to identify gaps in the existing research base, and to assist in communicating results to policy makers and the public. Under the current grant (1998-2002), funded by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics, BICSE has sponsored public events and commissioned papers on the effects of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), the power of video technology in international education research, international perspectives on teacher quality, and advances in the methodology of cross-national surveys of education achievement. This report responds to a request from the board's sponsors under the current grant to produce a report that builds on its previous work.

Topics

  • Education — Math and Science Education
  • Education — Testing, Assessments and Standards

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100 pages | 6 x 9
Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-309-08688-2
Contents

Table of Contents

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Front Matter i-xiv
Executive Summary 1-3
1 Introduction and Rationale 4-11
2 Range 12-28
3 Impact 29-50
4 New Directions 51-63
5 Infrastructure 64-69
6 Recommendations 70-73
References 74-80
Biographical Sketches 81-85
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National Research Council. Understanding Others, Educating Ourselves: Getting More from International Comparative Studies in Education. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2003.

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