Zhao, Yong, Catching Up or Leading the Way. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2009.
Contrasts the current approaches to educational policy in China and the U.S.; notes that U. S. is trying to implement what China is trying to get rid of (rigid curriculum mandates, test-based accountability measures, and centralized and standardized control); recommends expansive definition of success along with personalized approaches and preparation for good citizenship; lays out extensive research results upon which critiques and recommendations are based.
Broad Topical Focus
Curriculum Visions and Philosophies, Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Mode of Inquiry in the Study
Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study
Curriculum Standards and Testing, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Comparative Curriculum
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