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Creating Change to Improve Science and Mathematics Education

Lessons from Hong Kong

Authors: Yu, Chong Ho, Lee, Hyun Seo

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  • Showcases the merits and potential shortcomings of Hong Kong STEM education from grade 8-12
  • Introduces an optimal balance between STEM training and openness 
  • Offers a holistic view of the academic performance gap between the US and Asia
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This book discusses the merits and potential shortcomings of Hong Kong STEM education from Grade 8 to Grade 12. Based on concurrent triangulated mixed-method methodology, which integrates both quantitative and qualitative procedures, it describes various change models and proposes new models that are considered compatible with Western cultures.

About the authors

Chong Ho (Alex) Yu holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology (Arizona State University, ASU) with a focus on Measurement, Statistics and Methodological Studies, as well as a Ph.D. in Philosophy (ASU) with specialization in History and Philosophy of Science. Currently he is a Professor of Behavioural and Applied Science and a member of the adjunct mathematics faculty at Azusa Pacific University (APU), USA. He is also a quantitative research consultant and the committee chair of the Big Data Discovery Summit/Data Science Consortium at APU. His research interests include alternate and emerging research methods (e.g. exploratory data analysis, data visualization, and data mining), instructional psychology and technology, philosophical aspects of research methodologies (e.g. causal inferences), and cross-cultural comparison (e.g. PISA, TIMSS). He has published numerous book chapters and journal articles pertaining to international assessments and big data analytics.

Hyun Seo (Hannah) Lee holds a BA in Psychology (Azusa Pacific University, CA) with a minor in Ethnic Studies. She is deeply drawn to human cognition and decision-making process, and is currently investigating metacognition and learning outcomes. Further, as an international student herself, she has taken account of cultural components when it comes to grasping the mechanism of the learning process, which involves motivation and reward. Throughout her undergraduate years, she was involved in a range of big-data based projects under Dr. Yu’s supervision, which led to fascinating insights into factors that may boost or hinder learning outcomes. She is continuing to explore the area while pursuing her Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-15-3156-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-15-3155-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Creating Change to Improve Science and Mathematics Education
Book Subtitle
Lessons from Hong Kong
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-3156-9
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-3156-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-3155-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 161
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations, 29 illustrations in colour
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