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Lecturer in Mathematics Education & Outstanding Returnee Scholar at Jiangxi Normal University, China. University of Southampton Alumna (MA, MPhil/PhD). Former Maths and English Teacher. www.zhenzhenmiao.com | www.facebook.com/ZhenzhenMiao | Twitter: @ZhenzhenMiao
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November 2014 - September 2015
- Research Assistant
- Research Assistant on the Improving Children's Mathematical Reasoning project.
The Effectiveness of Mathematics Teaching in Primary Schools: Lessons from England and China provides a unique insight into the mathematics classrooms of these two countries and arrives at a time when the world is eager to know how Chinese learners consistently excel at learning mathematics and other core subjects. Showcasing the kinds of teaching...
This article presents initial findings from an empirical study of the effectiveness of mathematics teaching (EMT). The article explores the teaching of mathematics in two very different contexts: England and China. Within each country, the target cohort of pupils were those aged 9–10 and overall, 19 teachers, 10 from England and nine from China, pa...
This paper aims to interconnect quantitative results and qualitative findings of an international study on the effectiveness of mathematics teaching in primary schools across England and China and present thorough explanations of the teaching differences and performance gap between the two countries. Educational effectiveness researchers have con...
There has been much publicity in recent years about China and its teachers. After the most recent results from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) were published in 2013, considerable discussion has focused on the reasons why Chinese students’ test results are more than 100 points above the PISA average. Despite some controvers...
Rational numbers and proportional reasoning are challenging topics in school mathematics. Though much research has been conducted, the learning of these topics is rarely explored amongst learners taught by expert teachers. Existing research also lacks sufficient attention towards latent classes and reasoning processes amongst primary learners at sc...
A review is given of internationally orientated educational effectiveness research over time, looking at the waves of studies from 1960 to 2001, the beginning of the PISA studies. It is concluded that whilst PISA has been a major methodological improvement upon earlier work, there are issues to do with the ‘culture fairness’ of test items, OECD mis...
The International Handbook of Educational Effectiveness and Improvement draws together leading academics and researchers in the field to reflect on the history, traditions and the most recent developments in this dynamic and influential field. This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of: the foundations of the field, the evolution of educati...
This study focuses on the effectiveness of mathematics teaching to children aged 9-10 years, applies a mixture of six methods to classroom-level data collected in England and China, correlates observable teacher behaviours with pupil mathematics performance and collects multiple perceptions that indirectly connect with the differences of teaching a...
This chapter aims to provide readers with a comprehensive review of related literature on how Chinese mathematics teachers pursue pre-service training and in-service professional development, and how they teach in classrooms. The results suggest that China (Mainland) has established a highly unique and unified pre-service mathematics teacher educat...
This paper presents a survey study aiming to systematically examine, analyse and review relevant research focusing on mathematics textbooks and hence identify future directions in this field of research. The literature surveyed is selected from different data sources, including mainly journal articles, research theses and conference proceedings. Th...
Initiated in 2017, the Master Mathematics Teaching (MasterMT) project aims to generate and integrate diverse evidence on the cultivation of multidimensional learning outcomes in primary mathematics. The project collects multi-type large-scale data from master mathematics teachers and their pupils in China. Findings from the MasterMT project are to be disseminated from the beginning of the academic year 2021/2022 onwards.