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Anti-Intellectualism, Chinese Style
May 26, 2016
Anti-Intellectualism, Chinese Style
"China is also witnessing a new wave of anti-intellectualism that is unprecedented in its scope and intensity."
Anti-Intellectualism, Chinese Style
Beyond Stereotypes: China’s Top High Schools
May 24, 2016
Beyond Stereotypes: China’s Top High Schools
Contrary to popular conceptions, students at China’s best high schools have colorful lives and dreams.
Beyond Stereotypes: China’s Top High Schools
How Good Are the Best Chinese Universities?
October 15, 2015
How Good Are the Best Chinese Universities?
According to one survey, Tsinghua University is now the best engineering school in the world. Is this representative?
How Good Are the Best Chinese Universities?
What Israel Can Teach China
May 13, 2012
What Israel Can Teach China
Despite considerable challenges, Israel has a highly dynamic economy. There are lessons for Chinese students.
What Israel Can Teach China
What Finland Can Teach China
May 01, 2012
What Finland Can Teach China
A focus on daycare rather than rote learning is why Finnish students have some of the best global test scores. Chinese students might be more creative if they took a leaf out of their book.
What Finland Can Teach China
Inside Shanghai’s Schools
April 10, 2012
Inside Shanghai’s Schools
One survey found Shanghai schools to be the best in the world. But not every school plays by the same rules.
Inside Shanghai’s Schools
China’s Hunger Games
March 29, 2012
China’s Hunger Games
Why is the Hunger Games movie so popular? Ask U.S. and Chinese students – they have their own versions.
China’s Hunger Games
The Risks of China’s Students
March 03, 2012
The Risks of China’s Students
Many U.S. universities have been falling over themselves to accept Chinese students. But are they ignoring the dangers of cultural tensions in search of money?
The Risks of China’s Students
China’s Angry Bulls
February 10, 2012
China’s Angry Bulls
As China’s rural and migrant workers become more educated and well-travelled they are growing increasingly aware of their rights. And increasingly willing to stand up for them.
China’s Angry Bulls
What Finland Shows China, U.S.
January 03, 2012
What Finland Shows China, U.S.
The U.S. and Chinese education systems seem to be converging. Both could learn something from Finland.
What Finland Shows China, U.S.
China's Black Swans
September 05, 2011
China's Black Swans
Striving for perfection is all very well. But without empathy, it’s hard to learn and grow with others.
China's Black Swans
China's Incognito Parents
August 16, 2011
China's Incognito Parents
Two books offer some surprising insights into the minds of Chinese parents – and why they make the decisions they do.
China's Incognito Parents
Mind Triathlon vs Jersey Shore
August 09, 2011
Mind Triathlon vs Jersey Shore
Understanding a different perspective is like a mental triathlon. Sadly, too many students can’t be bothered to try.
Mind Triathlon vs Jersey Shore
How Shanghai Schools Beat Them All
August 01, 2011
How Shanghai Schools Beat Them All
Shanghai students are ranked the best in the world, according to an OECD assessment. So why are they so much better than their peers?
How Shanghai Schools Beat Them All
Sending Chinese Problems Abroad
June 16, 2011
Sending Chinese Problems Abroad
Are Chinese parents sending their kids to get an education overseas, or to get them off their hands?
Sending Chinese Problems Abroad
Resistance Futile in Chinese Class
June 14, 2011
Resistance Futile in Chinese Class
Clarity, centring, choice, commitment and challenge all help with learning. Do Chinese classrooms have any?
Resistance Futile in Chinese Class
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