Why schools matter

Why schools matter

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Schools do matter. There is a direct correlation between what schools teach, and what students learn and achieve. With this important study you'll explore the curriculum-learning connection, and the prospects for improving educational outcomes for all kids. Why Schools Matter emerged from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)--the largest ongoing educational research effort. TIMSS results have been widely reported in the popular press to underline how far the U.S. lags behind other Western countries in math and science achievement. This important study is the first comprehensive analysis of curriculum for teachers, school and district administrators, directors of curriculum, and educational policy makers.The inclusion of earlier grades also provides a context for understanding the nature of the eighth grade curriculum. ... In contrast, the seventh grade mathematics curriculum seems to have been one of geometry (including measurement) and prealgebra (focusing especially on proportionality). It must be noted that about 89 percent of the countries had equations and formulas in their seventh grade contentanbsp;...

Title:Why schools matter
Author: William H. Schmidt
Publisher:Jossey-Bass - 2001-11-16

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