Catching Up or Leading the Way Yong Zhao

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  • Countries like China, South Korea, Singapore, and Japan are reforming as well. Unlike the United States, they are pushing for more flexibility and more choices for students. They see fostering creativity as an important goal. Instead of more national standards they are allowing more autonomy at the local level. These Asian countries who have scored high on international tests are advocating for more individualization and attending to emotions, creativity, and other skills.
  • China’s growth has been largely fueled by vast cheap labor, mostly making things invented or designed elsewhere. For China to import one Airbus 380 aircraft, it needs to export 800 million shirts. Indigenous innovation is still a dream for China. This stems from the fact that what schools value and measure may not be what is important in real life and it may even hurt.
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3 Responses to “Catching Up or Leading the Way Yong Zhao”

  1. As a teacher and parent continually being bombarded with the benefits of high stakes testing, this is a book I long to read. Thank you. I marvel at the foreign students that flood into our rural schools here and am always warmed by the notion that what they seem to looking for is balance… I continue to search for this in ePub format. Thanks for the review.

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