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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
June 14, 2011
Resistance Futile in Chinese Class
Clarity, centring, choice, commitment and challenge all help with learning. Do Chinese classrooms have any?
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.
June 01, 2011
Education officials in China talk about global awareness. But putting words into action is quite another thing.