B.S.Ed. (Bachelor of Science in Education)
Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations
My honors thesis consists of a videotape as well as written documentation of math classes in Australia and the United States. The purpose of this study was to compare the differences in teaching strategies and then to help other students appreciate multiculturalism and how it can be used in the classroom. I observed three high school math classes in the United States. Videos were taken during the class periods and then later shown to the Australian teachers. The Australian teachers then commented on the American teaching styles. Videos were also recorded in Australia. The American teachers then commented on H2these tapes. Most of the differences consisted of discipline strategies and the physical structure of the school. Each school has positive qualities, but both could be improved. My thesis covers these differences in depth.
Yochum, Sheila A., "Math in two cultures" (1995). Honors Capstones. 771.
11 unnumbered pages
Northern Illinois University
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