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The Resource The smartest kids in the world : and how they got that way, Amanda Ripley

The smartest kids in the world : and how they got that way, Amanda Ripley

Label
The smartest kids in the world : and how they got that way
Title
The smartest kids in the world
Title remainder
and how they got that way
Statement of responsibility
Amanda Ripley
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Following three teenagers who chose to spend one school year living in Finland, South Korea, and Poland, a literary journalist recounts how attitudes, parenting, and rigorous teaching have revolutionized these countries' education results
  • 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 embedded in Finland, South Korea, and Poland for one 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.--From publisher description
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DLC
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Ripley, Amanda
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Comparative education
  • Education
  • Education
  • Education
Label
The smartest kids in the world : and how they got that way, Amanda Ripley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9781451654424
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013002021
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)759913731
Label
The smartest kids in the world : and how they got that way, Amanda Ripley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9781451654424
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013002021
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)759913731

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