CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE ROMANIAN MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCES SCHOOL CURRICULA BASED ON THE ROMANIAN PUPILS’ RESULTS ON PISA AND TIMSS TESTING
Babes-Bolyai University (ROMANIA)
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Appears in: INTED2009 Proceedings
Publication year: 2009
Conference name: 3rd International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 9-11 March, 2009
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:Romania occupied a back position in the international tests on Mathematics and Sciences. The aim of this paper is to compare the Romanian curricula with the curricula promoted by the international testings (PISA 2003 and 2006, and TIMSS -1995, 1999, 2003) and the curricula of the countries occupied the first places in these testings. These comparisons underline those curricula approaches which insure success on these testings and realize the reasons of the unsuccess of the Romanian pupils. These results will be presented to the curriculum makers, universities and schools, to identify the specific and transferable competencies of the pupils with success in the above mentioned disciplines.
Keywords: science education, mathematics education, international testing, school curricula.