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LEARNING AND UNDERSTANDING: IMPROVING ADVANCED STUDY OF MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE IN U.S. HIGH SCHOOLS

REPORT OF THE CONTENT PANEL FOR BIOLOGY

William B. Wood, Editor

Committee on Programs for Advanced Study of Mathematics and Science in American High Schools

Center for Education

Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

National Research Council

©2002

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Learning and Understanding: Improving Advanced Study of Mathematics and Science in U.S. High Schools - Report of the Content Panel for Biology Prepublication Copy Uncorrected Proofs LEARNING AND UNDERSTANDING: IMPROVING ADVANCED STUDY OF MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE IN U.S. HIGH SCHOOLS REPORT OF THE CONTENT PANEL FOR BIOLOGY William B. Wood, Editor Committee on Programs for Advanced Study of Mathematics and Science in American High Schools Center for Education Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education National Research Council ©2002 National Academy Press Prepublication Copy Uncorrected Proofs

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Learning and Understanding: Improving Advanced Study of Mathematics and Science in U.S. High Schools - Report of the Content Panel for Biology NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The members of the committee responsible for the report were chosen for their special competences and with regard for appropriate balance. This study was conducted under an award from the National Science Foundation and the United States Department of Education (Award # ESI-9817042). Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this report are those of the members of the committee and do not necessarily reflect the views of the sponsors. Library of Congress Catalog Card Number xxx International Standard Book Number xxx Additional copies of this report are available from National Academy Press 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW Box 285 Washington, DC 20055 800/624-6242 202/334-3313 (in the Washington Metropolitan Area) <http://www.nap.edu> Copyright 2002 by the National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of America.