The national curriculum and standards in primary schools: A comparative perspective
UNSPECIFIED. (2000) The national curriculum and standards in primary schools: A comparative perspective. COMPARATIVE EDUCATION, 36 (4). pp. 383-395. ISSN 0305-0068Full text not available from this repository.
A comparison is made of the standards in primary school mathematics in England and Cyprus, drawing upon national curricula, content of textbooks and data from international comparisons of attainment. Standards are conceptualised in three ways: expected, planned and realised. It is demonstrated that high expected and high planned standards, as set in national curricula and textbooks, are not associated with high realised standards. Four possible explanations are explored and policy issues associated with national standard setting are discussed. The value of setting national curriculum standards and targets by reference to comparative international data is raised.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Journal or Publication Title:||COMPARATIVE EDUCATION|
|Official Date:||November 2000|
|Number of Pages:||13|
|Page Range:||pp. 383-395|
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