The Resource Who's afraid of the big bad dragon? : why China has the best (and worst) education system in the world, Yong Zhao

Who's afraid of the big bad dragon? : why China has the best (and worst) education system in the world, Yong Zhao

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Who's afraid of the big bad dragon? : why China has the best (and worst) education system in the world
Title
Who's afraid of the big bad dragon?
Title remainder
why China has the best (and worst) education system in the world
Statement of responsibility
Yong Zhao
Title variation
Why China has the best (and worst) education system in the world
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The secrets behind China's extraordinary educational system - good, bad, and ugly, Chinese students' consistently stunning performance on the international PISA exams-- where they outscore students of all other nations in math, reading, and science--have positioned China as a world education leader. American educators and pundits have declared this a "Sputnik Moment," saying that we must learn from China's education system in order to maintain our status as an education leader and global superpower. Indeed, many of the reforms taking hold in United States schools, such as a greater emphasis on standardized testing and the increasing importance of core subjects like reading and math, echo the Chinese system. We're following in China's footsteps--but is this the direction we should take? Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon? by award-winning writer Yong Zhao offers an entertaining, provocative insider's account of the Chinese school system, revealing the secrets that make it both "the best and worst" in the world. Born and raised in China's Sichuan province and a teacher in China for many years, Zhao has a unique perspective on Chinese culture and education. He explains in vivid detail how China turns out the world's highest-achieving students in reading, math, and science--yet by all accounts Chinese educators, parents, and political leaders hate the system and long to send their kids to western schools. Filled with fascinating stories and compelling data, Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon? offers a nuanced and sobering tour of education in China. Learn how China is able to turn out the world's highest achieving students in math, science, and reading Discover why, despite these amazing test scores, Chinese parents, teachers, and political leaders are desperate to leave behind their educational system Discover how current reforms in the U.S. parallel the classic Chinese system, and how this could help (or hurt) our students' prospects "--
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index present
LC call number
LC94.C5
LC item number
Z424 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Who's afraid of the big bad dragon? : why China has the best (and worst) education system in the world, Yong Zhao
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http://catalogimages.wiley.com/images/db/jimages/9781118487136.jpg
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Fatal attraction-America's suicidal quest for educational excellence -- 1. Fooling China, fooling the world: Illusions of excellence -- 2. The Emperors' Game: A perfect machine for homogenization -- 3. Governance without governing:The retreat of authoritarianism and China's Economic boom -- 4. Hesitant learner: The struggle of halfway westernization -- 5. Fooling the Emperor: The truth about China's capacity for innovation -- 6.hell to heaven: The Making of the World's Best and Worst Education -- 7.The witch that cannot be killed:Educational Reforms and Setbacks -- 8. The Naked Emperor: Chinese lessons for what not to do -- Notes -- Index
Control code
ocn885312822
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xiv, 254 pages
Isbn
9781118487136
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014011878
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024210875
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(OCoLC)885312822

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