A COMPARISON OF MATHEMATICS PROFICIENCY AMONG ASIAN AND AMERICAN STUDENTS

TitleA COMPARISON OF MATHEMATICS PROFICIENCY AMONG ASIAN AND AMERICAN STUDENTS
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsSanson, M, Robles-Piña, RA
JournalProblems of Education in the 21st Century
Volume15
Start Page139-144
Date PublishedNovember/2009
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1822-7864
Other NumbersICID: 899685
KeywordsAmerican students, Asian students, cultural differences
Abstract

In light of the commonly shared view that the United States is the global superpower, one may assume that the academic performance of the nation’s students exceeds all others. However, based on international study, the United States falls sharply behind many industrialized countries, primarily countries within Asia, in mathematics performance. This review explores and compares the curricular, instructional, cultural, and stereotypical influences which reportedly impact mathematical proficiency among American and Asian students. The review concludes with a summarization of critical findings, as well as possible implications for future research.

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Refereed DesignationRefereed
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