The Smartest Kids in the World (Library Edition): And How They Got That Way
Language: English . Brand New. How do other countries create smarter kids?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 embed-ded in these countries for one year. Kim, fifteen, raises $10,000 so she can move from Oklahoma to Finland; Eric, eighteen, exchanges a high-achieving Minnesota suburb for a booming city in South Korea; and Tom, seventeen, leaves a historic Pennsylvania village for Poland.Through these young informants, Ripley meets battle-scarred reformers, sleep-deprived zombie students, and a teacher who earns $4 million a 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.A journalistic tour de force, The Smartest Kids in the World is a book about building resilience in a new world as told by the young Americans who have the most at stake. N° de réf. du libraire AAC9781452646114
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Critique: "[Ripley] is a compelling storyteller who deftly plaits humorous anecdotes and hard data to whip you in the face with her findings."--Kristen Levithan "Brain, Child Magazine "
Titre : The Smartest Kids in the World (Library ...
Éditeur : Tantor Media, Inc, United States
Date d'édition : 2013
Reliure : CD-Audio
Etat du livre : New
Edition : Library ed.
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