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

Author: Amanda Ripley
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a handful of nations, virtually all children are learning to make complex arguments and solve problems they've never seen before. They are learning to think, in other words, and to thrive in the modern economy. What is it like to be a child in the world's new education superpowers? In a global quest to find answers for our own children, author and Time magazine journalist Amanda Ripley follows three Americans  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amanda Ripley
ISBN: 9781451654431 145165443X 9781451654424 1451654421
OCLC Number: 965585859
Description: 306 pages : map ; 24 cm
Contents: The treasure map --
Leaving --
The pressure cooker --
A math problem --
An American in Utopia --
Drive --
The metamorphosis --
Difference --
The $4 million teacher --
Coming home.
Responsibility: Amanda Ripley.

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In a handful of nations, virtually all children are learning to make complex arguments and solve problems they've never seen before. They are learning to think, in other words, and to thrive in the modern economy. What is it like to be a child in the world's new education superpowers? In a global quest to find answers for our own children, author and Time magazine journalist Amanda Ripley follows three Americans embedded in Finland, South Korea, and Poland for one year. Their stories, along with groundbreaking research into learning in other cultures, reveal a pattern of startling transformation: none of these countries had many "smart" kids a few decades ago. Things had changed. Teaching had become more rigorous; parents had focused on things that mattered; and children had bought into the promise of education.--From publisher description.

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