Learning and Testing

Featherstone., Joseph
December 1973
New Republic;12/15/73, Vol. 169 Issue 24, p19
Focuses on studies conducted by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Research regarding the achievements of schoolchildren in some countries in mathematics and other conventional academic subjects. Reference to the importance of social class and family background than schooling in accounting for differences in children's achievement test scores; Information on significant school influence in science, literature and second language teaching; Gap in achievement scores between children in the wealthy, developed nations and children in poor, developing nations; Failure of any developing nation in establishing an advanced educational system without exacerbating class and caste divisions; Details about test scores of various nations in achievement tests.


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