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Topic: New English version of Japanese Textbooks
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Domenico Rosa

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Re: New English version of Japanese Textbooks
Posted: Jul 2, 2013 2:09 PM
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> >Japanese textbooks were used as a resource in
> drafting the Common Core State Standards for
> Mathematics.
> Source?

One recommendation is based on the _size_ of Japanese textbooks.

The 7/20/2012 Report "K?8 Publishers? Criteria for the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics" is available at:

The following is on Page 19:

"(For paper-based materials.) A textbook that is focused is short. For example, by design Japanese textbooks have less than one page per lesson. Elementary textbooks should be less than 200 pages, middle and secondary less than 500 pages."

This proposal, which in my opinion is highly unlikely to be implemented, would be an excellent start for stemming the continuing pseudo-education of American students and for putting the doorstop-publishing hucksters out of business.

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