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The First International Mathematics Study (FIMS64)

1963–1967

This study was conducted to investigate the outcomes of various school systems in a field of schooling that was, at this time, undergoing various reforms in many countries. So-called “New Mathematics”, resulting from the international agreement on what essential new material should be included in the curriculum, had been introduced in some educational systems. FIMS research questions related to the organization of education, the curriculum, and methods of instruction. The study also examined how mathematics teaching and learning might be influenced by societal, scientific, and technological change. The data were collected in 1964.

Target Population

This was 13-year-old students, 13-year-old grade-level students, and pre-university students.

Participating Educational Systems

Australia, Belgium, England, Finland, France, Germany (FRG), Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Scotland, Sweden, United States.
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DATA - Population

AUSTRALIA

BELGIUM

UK (ENGLAND)

FINLAND

FRANCE

FED REP GERMANY

ISRAEL

JAPAN

NETHERLANDS

SCOTLAND

SWEDEN

UNITED STATES

 

 

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Publications

International

Husén, T. (Ed.). (1967). A Comparison of Twelve Countries: International Study of Achievement in Mathematics (Vols. 1–2).

Postlethwaite, T.N. (Ed.). (1967). School Organization and Student Achievement: A Study Based on Achievement in Mathematics in Twelve Countries.

Noonan, R. D. (1976). School resources, social class, and student achievement : a comparative study of school resource allocation and the social distribution of mathematics achievement in ten countries.

 

Contact Information

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Visiting Address:
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Phone:
+46 31 786 0000

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+46 31 786 2070

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