Miao, Z., & Reynolds, D. (2018). The effectiveness of mathematics teaching in primary schools: Lessons from England and China. London and New York: Routledge.


Miao, Z., Reynolds, D., Harris, A., & Jones, M. (2015). Comparing performance: A cross-national investigation into the teaching of mathematics in primary classrooms in England and China. Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 35(3), 392-403. doi: 10.1080/02188791.2015.1056593

Fan, L., Zhu, Y., & Miao, Z. (2013). Textbook research in mathematics education: Development status and direction. ZDM – The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 45(5), 633-646.

Book Sections

Reynolds, D., Kelly, A., Harris, A., Jones, M., Adams, D., Miao, Z., & Bokhove, C. (2020). Extending educational effectiveness: A critical review of research approaches in international effectiveness research, and proposals to improve them. In: Hall J., Lindorff A., & Sammons P. (Eds.) International perspectives in educational effectiveness research. Cham: Springer.

Reynolds, D., Caldwell, B., Cruz, R. M., Miao, Z., Murillo, J., Mugendawala, H., . . . Ramon, M. R. R. (2015). Comparative educational research. In C. Chapman, D. Muijs, D. Reynolds, P. Sammons, & C. Teddlie (Eds.), The Routledge international handbook of educational effectiveness and improvement (pp. 246-282). London: Routledge.

Fan, L., Miao, Z., & Mok, I. A. C. (2015). How Chinese teachers teach mathematics and pursue their professional development: Perspectives from contemporary international research. In L. Fan, N. Y. Wong, J. Cai, & S. Li (Eds.), How Chinese teach mathematics: Perspectives from insiders (pp. 43-70). Singapore: World Scientific.


Miao, Z., Reynolds, D., & Bokhove, C. (2021, July 12-18). First voyage of the integrated paradigm: The case of an international study on effective mathematics teaching [Paper presentation]. The 14th International Congress on Mathematics Education (ICME), Shanghai, China.

Miao, Z., & Reynolds, D. (2018, January 8-12). Improving mathematics teaching in primary schools: A review of studies utilising the value-added approach (1960-2017) (Paper presentation). The 31st Annual Conference of International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (ICSEI), Singapore.

Miao, Z., & Reynolds, D. (2015, September 15-17). Uncovering classroom-level factors for the performance gap in mathematics between England and China: a synthesis of results and findings from an international teacher effectiveness study (Paper presentation). The Annual Conference of British Educational Research Association (BERA), Belfast, GB.

Martin, H., Gallacher, A., & Miao, Z. (2015, September 15-17). Children’s mathematical reasoning: Scottish schools and the state of play (Paper presentation). The Annual Conference of British Educational Research Association (BERA), Belfast, GB.

Martin, H., Gallacher, A., & Miao, Z. (2015, June 10-12). A review of literature on mathematics educational research in Scotland (1960-2015) (Paper presentation). The First IMA International Conference on Barriers and Enablers to Learning Maths, Glasgow, GB.

Miao, Z.& Reynolds, D. (2014, September 23-25). The effectiveness of mathematics teaching: A cross-national investigation in primary schools in England and China (Paper presentation). The Annual Conference of British Educational Research Association (BERA), London, GB.

Miao, Z., & Reynolds, D. (2014, August 27-29). A comparative study on the effectiveness of mathematics teaching in England and China (Paper presentation). The European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) SIG 18 Conference, Southampton, GB.

Invited Posts

Miao, Z., & Reynolds, D. (2017). How does the Chinese maths teaching function in the class? BBC My Perfect Country Blog.

Miao, Z., & Reynolds, D. (2015, November 2). Effectiveness of mathematics teaching: The truth about China and England. BERA (British Educational Research Association) Blog

Miao, Z., & Reynolds, D. (2014, September 26). Why China teachers children maths so well. The Conversation.

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