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An International Comparison of Upper Secondary Mathematics Education: 24 Country Profiles

This report, published by the Nuffield Foundation in 2010, provides an international comparison of upper secondary mathematics education in 24 countries, including England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is based on data collected as part of a research review, which was subsequently validated and supplemented by national contacts and other country experts in each of the surveyed countries.

The information is presented in the form of 24 country profiles, each of which addresses
the following questions:

1. What is the national policy for, and structure of, mathematics education provision for 16-18/19 year-old learners?
2. What are the overall participation rates in mathematics study for students aged 16-18, both as proportions of students and proportions of the age cohort?
3. What are the patterns of participation in terms of following different routes involving mathematics?
4. What is the content and level of the different kinds of provision? In particular, what might be deemed general mathematics and what aligned to specific pathways?

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