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Title: Public Attitudes Toward Secondary Education: The United States in an International Context
Description: In this report, survey results from the United States are compared with results from the eleven other countries that participated in the survey: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Comparsions are presented for questions on six topics: (1) the importance of subjects taught in schools; (2) the importance of schools developing certain personal and social qualities or aptitudes in students; (3) confidence that the subjects are taught well; (4) confidence that schools have a major effect on the development of personal and social qualities; (5) the important practices to emphasize in order for schools to achieve their goals; and (6) the importance of decision making at the school level.
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Cover Date: September 1997
Web Release: November 13, 1997
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Publication #: NCES 97595
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Center/Program: NCES
Type of Product: Statistical Analysis Report
Survey/Program Areas: International Activities Program (IAP)
International Comparisons
Public Schools
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