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Document Number: 2576

The Trouble with Textbooks - High school science textbooks give only fragmentary treatment to fundamentally important concepts and "at their best ... are a collection of missed opportunities," according to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The latest study of Project 2061, AAAS' long-term science and math education reform effort, points to serious shortcomings in content coverage and instructional design that fail to make science understandable and meaningful to students. (Stephen Budiansky, AAAS, February 2001)...

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