Title

International Perspectives On Mathematics And Learning Disabilities: Introduction To The Special Issue

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2004

Publication Title

Journal Of Learning Disabilities

Department

Education

Abstract

The Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS; Beatty, 1997), a large-scale study that compared the mathematics performance of youngsters in 40 different countries, served as a wake-up call for many of the participating countries. For these countries, including the United States, the results reinforced the long-acknowledged need to question the quality of mathematics education in their respective school systems and to take action to remedy the poor math performance of students. In this special issue, we have attempted to pull together a representative group of TIMSS participants to provide a perspective on the state of mathematics education in the developed world.

Volume

37

Issue

1

pp.

2-3

ISSN

0022-2194