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Title: "Tensions Between Mathematics and Science Content Standards and Local Politics"
Authors: Michael W. Kirst National Institute for Science Education University of Wisconsin-Madison
Robin L. Bird National Institute for Science Education University of Wisconsin-Madison
Senta A. Raizen National Institute for Science Education University of Wisconsin-Madison
Publication Date: August 1 1997
Free/Fee: Free Access
Reads: 6006
Abstract: This Occasional Paper uses historical and recent concerns about mathematics and science content standards to demonstrate conflict and tensions that surround the process of setting standards. The tension between flexible and specific standards is analyzed. No simple recipe will resolve differing viewpoints, but this Occasional Paper analyzes key actors and provides guidance for reaching consensus. While subject matter specialists are an important component of any resolution, this Occasional Paper stresses the multiple perspectives that must be considered.
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