`English' education provides science for the few

Thwaites, Tim
April 1991
New Scientist;4/27/91, Vol. 130 Issue 1766, p20
Details a study of science education conducted for the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement and its criticism of the English-style system, which it alleges educates too few students to its high science standards. English state school system; The Second International Science Study; More.


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