us education mirror mirror

us education mirror mirror

Feb 8, 2012

MIRROR MIRROR: "The education systems in China and the United States not only are headed in opposite directions, but are aiming at exactly what the other system is trying to give up," the Chronicle of Higher Education reports. While the U.S. strives for the standardized, test-driven results that China (and other Asian countries) excel at achieving, China would like to loosen up to allow for the flexibility and creativity associated with the U.S. education system. Article co-author Yong Zhao has written extensively on this subject, and warns us not to give up our innovative capacities for the sake of shallow, quick-fix test scores.

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