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.
This was 13-year-old students, 13-year-old grade-level students, and pre-university students.
Australia, Belgium, England, Finland, France, Germany (FRG), Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Scotland, Sweden, United States.
Links to IEA
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.
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