Explores the implications of a national US curriculum through the study of Japanese education. It suggests that the US educational system lacks certain organizational mechanisms that support student achievement and would facilitate teacher involvement in the educational reform process.quence is aquot;Getting Started, aquot; aquot;Instruction and Activities, aquot; and aquot;Practice and Extension. ... facts, review of the definition of certain mathematical concepts, or checking the answers for a previously completed worksheet. ... The manual states: aquot;For Problems 2-4, students should count whole squares and half squares to find the total area of each polygon. ... If there are fewer than three weeks left, consider doing Lessons 129, 134, 135 first so that you can use the results of the assessments toanbsp;...

Title | : | National Standards and School Reform in Japan and the United States |

Author | : | Gary DeCoker |

Publisher | : | Teachers College Press - 2002 |

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