The National Context
The activity system at the national level is linked to the school activity system by a nested hierarchical relationship. In fact, the school activity system itself is nested within the national system and acts as ‘subject’ in it. This inclusive hierarchical relationship between the two systems implies that the national system affects the school system and is affected by it, though to a lesser degree. As in the school activity system, the object of the math education activity in the national context is the learning of math. However, in the national system, ‘school’ plays the role of ‘subject’ (compared to ‘student’ in the school system) within the community of the schools of a country (compared to ‘school community’).
KeywordsEducation System Foreign Language Private School School Climate Mathematic Achievement
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