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
Synopsis : America has long compared its students to top-performing kids of other nations. But how do the world's education superpowers look through the eyes of an American high school student? Author Amanda Ripley follows three teenagers who chose to spend one school year living and learning in Finland, South Korea, and Poland. Through their adventures, Ripley discovers startling truths about how attitudes, parenting, and rigorous teaching have revolutionized these countries' education results. In The Smartest Kids in the World, Ripley's astonishing new insights reveal that top-performing countries have achieved greatness only in the past several decades; that the kids who live there are learning to think for themselves, partly through failing early and often; and that persistence, hard work, and resilience matter more to our children's life chances than self-esteem or sports. Ripley's investigative work seamlessly weaves narrative and research, providing in-depth analysis and gripping details that will keep you turning the pages. Written in a clear and engaging style, The Smartest Kids in the World will enliven public as well as dinner table debates over what makes for brighter and better students.
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
Date d'édition : 2013
Reliure : CD-Audio
Etat du livre : New
Edition : Library ed.
Description du livre Tantor Audio, 2013. Audio CD. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 1452646112
Description du livre Tantor Media Inc, 2013. Compact Disc. État : Brand New. unabridged edition. 6.40x6.70x0.90 inches. In Stock. N° de réf. du libraire 1452646112