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Topic: Re[2]: NCTM and TIMSS
Replies: 3   Last Post: Apr 23, 1997 9:15 AM

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Re: Re[2]: NCTM and TIMSS
Posted: Apr 23, 1997 9:15 AM
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I'm now at the location with my Splintered Vision, so I thought I'd quote
something that might be appropriate to our discussion on TIMSS and the
Standards:

"The lack of success reform measures have had to date does not imply that
they have been futile. Rather, they imply that reform may take
considerable time.
Slow progress is certainly no reflection on the quality or power of
mathematics and science reform efforts that have yet to be as effectual as
their supporters wish in this climate. Certainly it would be drastically
wrong to conclude, based on these 'early returns,' that these reforms have
failed. Rather, it seems more appropriate to be amazed at their current
successes."

--from Splintered Vision: An Investigation of U.S. Mathematics and
Science Education, Executive Summary, U.S. National Research Center for the
Third International Mathematics and Science Study, Michigan State
University.

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