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Global Review Faults U.S. Curricula

Science  18 Oct 1996:
Vol. 274, Issue 5286, pp. 335
DOI: 10.1126/science.274.5286.335a


A new international study of elementary- and secondary-school curricula suggests having a syllabus that's “a mile wide and an inch deep” could be one reason why U.S. students do relatively poorly on international achievement tests. The analysis from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study compares curricula in 50 countries