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Matheis, F. E.; And Others – Science Education, 1992
Examined and compared the logical thinking skills and science process skills of junior high school students in North Carolina (n=3,291) and Japan (n=4,397) by grade and by gender. Results indicated that Japanese students in grades seven, eight, and nine performed significantly better than North Carolina students in both areas. (MDH)
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Foreign Countries, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools
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Lawson, Anton E. – Science Education, 1990
Described are the results of a formal reasoning test taken by both Japanese and American students. The most likely reasons for the difference between test score results are discussed. Japan's "hands-on" and group inquiry-oriented curriculum approach is cited as one difference. (KR)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Comparative Education, Curriculum Design, Elementary Education