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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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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?

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?

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?

The Sad Truth of China’s Education
June 03, 2011

The Sad Truth of China’s Education

Next week, Chinese students take the national college entrance exam. It’s the soul-destroying culmination of years of study. And as good as it gets.

Internationalizing Education
June 01, 2011

Internationalizing Education

Education officials in China talk about global awareness. But putting words into action is quite another thing.

China's Challenges: Education
February 14, 2011

China's Challenges: Education

By Jiang Xueqin
Over the next decade, China’s monolithic, top-down education system must change because of increasing social and economic pressure for reform.
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