ERIC Number: EJ492880
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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Improving America's Schools: Lessons from Abroad.
McAdams, Richard P.
Principal, v74 n2 p34-35 Nov 1994
A recent study of schooling in five nations with well-developed educational systems (Canada, Denmark, England, Germany, and Japan) reveals that most of them share important characteristics not generally found in American schools. Results suggest that U.S. elementary educators should reconfigure school-year length, vacation time, and the pace of school-day activities; restrict the use of ability grouping and retention; and reintroduce daily homework assignments. (MLH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; Denmark; Germany; Japan; United Kingdom (England)