A Splintered Vision: An Investigation of U.S. Science and by W.H. Schmidt (Editor), Curtis C. McKnight (Editor), S. PDF

By W.H. Schmidt (Editor), Curtis C. McKnight (Editor), S. Raizen (Editor)

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And international Population 1 mathematics performance expectations. S. state curriculum guides and textbooks had a larger number of common performance expectations than their international counterparts. State curriculum guides included performance expectations from all major categories. S. textbooks included even more. S. grade 4). Bold-face labels are more general categories that subsume more specific (non-bold-face) performance expectations. S. and international) are arranged in three categories — specific expectations listed only in 70 percent of curriculum guides, those listed in 70 percent of both curriculum guides and textbooks, and those listed only in 70 percent of the textbooks.

In mathematics, only five countries have higher average planned durations. For mathematics or science, we commonly intend for individual topics to remain in our curricula longer than do most other countries. S. mathematics and science curricula typically intended to deal with topics for more years as well as to deal with more topics. ” Given that each year has limited time allocated for mathematics and science education, this correlation seems likely. Are there particular mathematics content areas that force the average duration of topics in the composite curriculum higher than is typical?

Textbooks include even more topics than the state curriculum guides. S. textbooks and state curriculum guides appear here to be following an inclusive strategy of providing something from many topics. S. textbooks follow this cautious strategy even more completely than state curriculum guides (a point discussed further later). 31 UNFOCUSED CURRICULA Exhibit 11. S. and international topics for Population 1 mathematics. S. composite mathematics curriculum as represented in state curriculum guides includes far more topics at this grade level than does the international composite.

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