The WIFI study: Students’ valuing of mathematics learning in Hong Kong and Japan

Wee Tiong SEAH, Takuya BABA, Qiaoping ZHANG

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Abstract

This chapter introduces the reader to the What I Find Important (in my mathematics learning) study (WIFI), conducted by a consortium of 21 research teams from 18 economies. It uses the same questionnaire to assess what students value in their respective mathematics education experiences. Two case economies, Hong Kong and Japan, provide the context for the discussion. This provides a reference point for analyzing four significant themes: the affordance to identify and define cultures and subcultures, the documenting and comparing of espoused and enacted valuing, the triangulation of survey responses, and the culturally situated labelling of values and valuing. Copyright © 2017 Springer International Publishing AG.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWhat matters? Research trends in international comparative studies in mathematics education
EditorsJi-Won SON, Tad WATANABE, Jane-Jane LO
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages333-354
ISBN (Electronic)9783319511870
ISBN (Print)9783319511856
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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Citation

Seah, W. T., Baba, T., & Zhang, Q. (2017). The WIFI study: Students’ valuing of mathematics learning in Hong Kong and Japan. In J.-W. Son, T. Watanabe, & J.-J. Lo (Eds.), What matters? Research trends in international comparative studies in mathematics education (pp. 333-354). Cham: Springer.

Keywords

  • Values
  • Valuing
  • Questionnaire
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • WIFI