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September 24, 2003

New Curriculum Suits Kids

An education ministry survey shows that almost 90% of primary school children are happy with the "integrated lesson" element of the curriculum, introduced last spring. The most popular reason was that it gives them a chance to experience new things. But 44% of teachers say that they have their hands full with non-classroom activities and have insufficient time to focus on academic progress. In June and July, the survey was carried out at 100 elementary and 70 junior high schools. The number of middle school students who said they "Like" or "Somewhat like" activities was 78%. Of the parents surveyed, 72% said their children talk more about what they did at school.

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