Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Jinfa Cai (Chair), Ida A. C. Mok, Vijay Reddy, Kaye Stacey
    Pages 1-36 Open Access

About this book


It argues that the main purpose of educational research is to improve student learning, and that international comparative studies are no exception.


International Comparative Studies Lessons Learned from International Comparative Studies Improving Students’ Learning Understanding Students’ Thinking Making Global Research Locally Meaningful Comparative Education Mathematical Literacy Classroom Instruction PISA TIMSS Cross-Cultural Studies Cross-National Studies

Authors and affiliations

  • Jinfa Cai
    • 1
  • Ida A.C. Mok
    • 2
  • Vijay Reddy
    • 3
  • Kaye Stacey
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Mathematical SciencesUniversity of DelawareNewarkUSA
  2. 2.Faculty of EducationUniversity of Hong KongHong KongHong Kong
  3. 3.Human Sciences Research Council DurbanSouth Africa
  4. 4.Melbourne Graduate School of EducationUniversity of Melbourne Melbourne Graduate School of EducationMelbourneAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-42413-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-42414-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2366-5947
  • Series Online ISSN 2366-5955
  • Buy this book on publisher's site