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World class : one mother's journey halfway around the globe in search of the best education for her children

Author: Teru Clavel
Publisher: New York, NY : Atria Books, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Atria Books hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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"Combining the humor and warmth of Bringing Up Baby with the insight of The Smartest Kids in the World, World Class is a firsthand exploration of how American schools are failing our children, and what parents can learn from the Asian education system to help our children excel in today's competitive world"--
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Clavel, Teru.
World class.
New York : Atria Books, [2019]
(DLC) 2019981143
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Teru Clavel
ISBN: 9781501192975 1501192973
OCLC Number: 1108784156
Description: xxi, 323 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Three's company --
The wonder years: the wild world of NYC preschools --
Gilligan's Island: stranded on a tropical island with a strange cast of characters --
Mission impossible: welcome to Shanghai --
Star trek: the next generation: education as a national value --
Get smart: the meaning of mastery --
The A team: China tops the global scene --
Growing pains: coming "Home" to Japan? --
Mr. Rogers' neighborhood: the community raises the independent and whole child --
Macgyver: the problem-solving stuntman in the classroom, the teacher --
Wonder woman: the mom behind the scenes --
The twilight zone: our worst year in the best-ranked school district --
Who's the boss? Education in a nation where capitalism, individuality, and freedom prevail --
Cheers: to the great potential of the USA --
Afterword: 20/20: hindsight.
Responsibility: Teru Clavel.

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