Lessons from the international PISA project

Turner, Ross (2010) Lessons from the international PISA project. Learning Curve (14). pp. 84-87.

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A simple characterisation of “the good old days”: All Students in the early years of secondary school studied Mathematics. It was usually taught in a rigorous and challenging way that functioned in part as a sorting mechanism. Most students found it difficult, and eventually gave up studying Mathematics. Many of these ended up hating Mathematics and feeling they were no good at it. And for many, this turned in later life into an attitude of fear and anxiety about Math, and a wish to avoid it where possible. A small proportion of students loved Mathematics and did well at it. They were part of the relatively small cohort of students who continued through to the end of secondary schooling. Some of these went on with their studies at university level, during which they developed higher level Mathematics skills useful in scientific, technical or quantitative areas.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Turner, Ross
Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Elementary education, Early childhood education
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Foundation Publications
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/id/eprint/731
Publisher URL: http://ec2-13-58-91-216.us-east-2.compute.amazonaw...

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