Educational Trends in U.S. and Europe Research Proposal by writingsensation

Educational Trends in U.S. and Europe
This paper is a research proposal to compare educational trends in U.S. and Europe.
# 67930 | 1,035 words | 5 sources | APA | 2005 | US
Published on Jul 25, 2006 in Education (General) , Research Designs (General)

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This paper explains that the objectives of this research study are to compare the U.S. educational system with the European educational system by identifying (1) three major trends in education today and (2) the critical factors relating to education, which are most likely to improve student performance in the future global economy. The author points out that current studies indicated that time and time again European students score better than American students on critical subjects including mathematics and the sciences; however, the extent to which this discrepancy is relevant is debated by numerous researchers, who claim that a liberal arts education as more frequently encouraged and offered in the United States, is more important than a strictly science-based education. The paper proposes a qualitative study, based on the analysis of documentary data, systematic observation of behavior and in-depth small groups interviews using a questionnaire and a population of 20 professors from select universities and of 10 teachers from local high schools.

Table of Contents
Significance of Study
Literature Review
European vs. U.S. Education
Curriculum Differences
Trends in Education
Data Collection

From the Paper:

"Part of the reason may be European instruction is more vigorous; there are many curriculum differences that should be examined. Students in the United States generally have the option to take classes that are considered rigorous, such as calculus, chemistry and physics to complete high school, whereas European schools generally require at minimum three years of native language, math, foreign language, physics, chemistry and biology. The U.S. system is based on the notion that education should be more flexible, allowing for personal choice and directions, whereas the European system is considered more focused on academic rigor, which is "a consequence of the educational traditions of the Old Continent." "

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