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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

China and Education

Every decade or so there is a surge in American paranoia about losing economic superiority in the global marketplace. For awhile it was the Japanese but since their economy tanked we haven't heard much about them. Next it was the Chinese and more recently it has been India.

Whenever this happens there is a new round of handwringing and another new phase of school reform efforts.

Well what type of education are the Chinese aspiring to?

Here is an interesting take on the subject. Blog post here. You may have to scroll down a few posts.

Click on the chart showing one Chinese curriculum expert's opinion of where Chinese instructional strategies have been and where they need to go.

Now, think hard. Does that end vision look like American drill and kill standardized test mania that has predominated American education reform? Probably not.

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