Little Soldiers

Little Soldiers

An American Boy, A Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve

eBook - 2017
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China's widely acclaimed yet insular education system is held up as a model of academic and behavioral excellence. Chu, an American journalist of Chinese descent raising a young family in Shanghai, noticed how well-behaved Chinese children were compared to her boisterous toddler. Enrolling three-year-old Rainer in China's state-run public school system, the immediate results were positive. But Chu also noticed troubling new behaviors, and discovered a military-like education system driven by high-stakes testing.
An exploration of China's widely acclaimed yet insular education system shares insights into how their examples are shaping the future of American parenting and education.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062367877
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 347 pages) : map.


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debwalker Sep 01, 2017

Pity the children! Forever at the receiving end of education theory. Now it's China's turn. An inside look at the far end of the spectrum from discovery learning.


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