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The smartest kids in the world : and how they got that way

Author: Amanda Ripley
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Simon & Schuster hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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Following three teenagers who chose to spend one school year living in Finland, South Korea, and Poland, a literary journalist recounts how attitudes, parenting, and rigorous teaching have revolutionized these countries' education results.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amanda Ripley
ISBN: 9781451654424 1451654421 9781451654431 145165443X
OCLC Number: 759913731
Description: 306 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Principal characters --
Fall. The mystery ; The treasure map ; Leaving ; The pressure cooker ; A math problem. --
Winter. An American in Utopia ; Drive ; The metamorphosis. --
Spring. Difference ; The $4 million teacher;- Coming home --
How to spot a world-class education --
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Responsibility: Amanda Ripley.

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Amanda Ripley upends American assumptions about what goes into building a good student.  Read more...
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"[Ripley] gets well beneath the glossy surfaces of these foreign cultures and manages to make our own culture look newly strange...The question is whether the startling perspective provided by this Read more...

 
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