Little soldiers: an American boy, a Chinese school, and the global race to achieve
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When students in Shanghai rose to the top of international rankings in 2009, Americans feared that they were being "out-educated" by the rising super power. An American journalist of Chinese descent raising a young family in Shanghai, Lenora Chu noticed how well-behaved Chinese children were compared to her boisterous toddler. How did the Chinese create their academic super-achievers? Would their little boy benefit from Chinese school? Chu and her husband decided to enroll three-year-old Rainer in Chinas state-run public school system. The results were positive, her son quickly settled down, became fluent in Mandarin, and enjoyed his friends but she also began to notice troubling new behaviors. Wondering what was happening behind closed classroom doors, she embarked on an exploratory journey, interviewing Chinese parents, teachers and education professors, and following students at all stages of their education.
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|Grouping Title||little soldiers an american boy a chinese school and the global race to achieve|
|Grouping Author||lenora chu|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2023-09-24 03:42:20AM|
|Last Indexed||2023-09-24 04:00:35AM|
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