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Stevenson, David Lee; And Others – Sociology of Education, 1994
Asserts that students' opportunities to learn subjects can be organized into sequences that span grades and schools. Examines national patterns in opportunities for learning mathematics and science from grade 8 to grade 10. Finds that the level of mathematics in grade 8 is closely related to that taken in high school, but this is not true of…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Access to Education, Educational Attainment, Educational Opportunities
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Stevenson, David Lee; Baker, David P. – Sociology of Education, 1991
Compares the relationship between local or national control over curricular issues and the content of mathematics instruction in 15 national educational systems. Finds in systems with national control, teachers are more likely to teach the same curriculum and the amount of the mathematics curriculum actually taught is unrelated to student or…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Course Content, Educational Research