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constructivist catch phrases
21st century skills
blueprint for success
developmentally appropriate, or, simply, developmental - probably derives from Piaget who believed children did not become capable of abstract thought until age 11.
learners (replaces the term students)
- AIR American Institutes for Research
AIR did the Singapore Math study
- NCTM National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
- PISA Programme for International Student Assessment
There seems to be controversy over which of the two international assessments -- TIMSS or PISA -- is better. TIMSS seems to be the study mathematicians favor. (That's my impression; don't take my word for it.)
- TIMSS Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study
Go here to find results for the latest comparisons--plus a terrific little 10-question online test you can give your child (or yourself) to see how you measure up to the rest of the world's 4th & 8th graders.
-- CatherineJohnson - 16 May 2005
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