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Slow Down, You're Going Too Fast: Matching Curricula to Student Skill Levels


  • Lant Pritchett
  • Amanda Beatty


Learning profiles show changes in student skills per year of schooling. Profiles are often shockingly shallow in developing countries in part because curricula move faster than the pace of learning.

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  • Lant Pritchett & Amanda Beatty, 2015. "Slow Down, You're Going Too Fast: Matching Curricula to Student Skill Levels," Mathematica Policy Research Reports 42f29d2d7361401a9045bc95a, Mathematica Policy Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:mpr:mprres:42f29d2d7361401a9045bc95a5368f6f

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    International education ; Development ; Curriculum ; Learning profiles;

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    • F - International Economics
    • Z - Other Special Topics


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