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Are Students Being Prepared for the Technological Age?; Can AP and IB Programs Raise U.S. High-School Achievement?; Do Teachers Assign Too Much Homework?

These are just a few of the provocative questions posed in Issues in K-12 Education. This engaging reader allows students to see an issue from all sides and to think critically about topics that matter to them. Classroom discussion will never be dull again!

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In the tradition of nonpartisanship and current analysis that is the hallmark of CQ Press, CQ Researcher readers investigate important and controversial policy issues. Offer your students the balanced reporting, complete overviews, and engaging writing that CQ Researcher has consistently provided for more than 80 years. Each article gives substantial background and analysis of a particular issue as well as useful pedagogical features to inspire critical thinking and to help students grasp and review key material:

A pro/con box that examines two competing sides of a single question; A detailed chronology of key dates and events; An annotated bibliography that includes Web resources; An outlook section that addresses possible regulation and initiatives from Capitol Hill and the White House over the next 5 to 10 years; Photos, charts, graphs, and maps

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Gender and Learning: Are There Innate Differences Between the Sexes?

Gender and Learning: Are There Innate Differences Between the Sexes?

Gender and learning: Are there innate differences between the sexes?

Harvard President Larry Summers recently confronted one of academia's most controversial questions: Why do so few women hold tenured faculty positions in science and engineering?

But his attempt at an answer reignited a long-simmering debate among researchers about how well women perform in math and science compared with men.

In speaking to a group of economists in January, Summers said the imbalance might be due mainly to “issues of intrinsic aptitude.”1

Summers's suggestion that women are biologically inferior in math infuriated many female scientists. Some asserted that the other two factors he mentioned were far more important in keeping women out of science: sex discrimination and the way girls ...

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