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

Auteur: Amanda Ripley
Uitgever: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013.
Editie/Formaat:   Print book : Engels : First Simon & Schuster hardcover editionAlle edities en materiaalsoorten bekijken.
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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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Genre: Internetbron
Soort document: Boek, Internetbron
Alle auteurs / medewerkers: Amanda Ripley
ISBN: 9781451654424 1451654421 9781451654431 145165443X
OCLC-nummer: 759913731
Beschrijving: 306 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Inhoud: 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 --
AFS student experience survey.
Verantwoordelijkheid: Amanda Ripley.
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"[Ripley] is a compelling storyteller who deftly plaits humorous anecdotes and hard data to whip you in the face with her findings."--Kristen Levithan "Brain, Child Magazine "

 
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