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Indonesia - A video study of teaching practices in TIMSS eighth grade mathematics classrooms : understanding what teaching practices are used, why they are used and how they relate to student learning (English)

This report is one in a series stemming from the Indonesia Trends in International Mathematics Study (TIMSS) Video Study project, a research program to examine in extensive detail the practices of mathematics teachers in eighth grade classrooms across Indonesia. More than 200 mathematics teachers participated in the study from 2007 to 2011. The study involved in-depth research based on quantitative and qualitative data analysis into teaching methods and behaviors in the classroom, and the impact of these various teaching methods on student learning outcomes. The main findings from the study were later used to develop a pilot training module for mathematics teachers to use in regular workshops as part of their continuous professional development (CPD). The study itself was comprehensive and highly complex. The analysis utilized multiple frameworks and sub-frameworks. Because of the study’s complexity, providing details of all the findings while simultaneously conveying key messages in a digestible manner would simply not have been effective; the messages would become lost in the depths of the technical analysis. For this reason it was decided to separate most of the technical analysis from the main report. A Technical Report has been developed to provide the important details of the design, analysis and general findings.This Main Report, on the other hand, does not attempt to provide all details, but rather just key aspects of the design and analysis. Only key findings are presented and they are grouped in a thematic manner. For readers interested in details on the design, instrument development, implementation and results, the Technical Report will be most relevant. For readers interested in a summary of key findings, the Main Report will be of more interest. In addition, a series of briefs and info graphics has been created to cover specific topics that would make the study results accessible to different audiences. Finally, a videography was created that provides an animated story about the video study, how it relates to key policies and how the CPD module was developed based on the study findings to support strengthening of teaching practices.


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    Ragatz,Andrew B.

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    Indonesia - A video study of teaching practices in TIMSS eighth grade mathematics classrooms : understanding what teaching practices are used, why they are used and how they relate to student learning

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Ragatz,Andrew B.

Indonesia - A video study of teaching practices in TIMSS eighth grade mathematics classrooms : understanding what teaching practices are used, why they are used and how they relate to student learning (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.