Lenora Chu - Little Soldiers: An American Boy, a Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve

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Chu is an American journalist and media consultant based in Shanghai, a city that since 2009 has been at the top of international rankings in education. When Chu enrolled her three-year-old son in the state-run public school system, he quickly became fluent in Mandarin and grew calmer and more focused. But other changes were troubling. Looking closer, Chu discovered that Chinese students are subjected to a rigorous testing system that not only determines their academic and professional futures, but can also make their lives miserable. Test results are publically posted, and poor students are shamed and isolated. Chu’s account raises complex questions about the costs of high academic performance, including how the West can identify and adapt the most useful parts of the Chinese system.

 

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Non Fiction
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$27.99
ISBN: 9780062367853
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Published: Harper - September 19th, 2017

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