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

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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
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, the author, a Time magazine journalist 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.--Publisher information
  • 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, the author, a Time magazine journalist follows three Americans embedded 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, the author 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. This is a book about building resilience in a new world, as told by the young Americans who have the most at stake. -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ripley, Amanda
Dewey number
370.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LB43
LC item number
.R625 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Comparative education
  • Education
  • Education
  • Education
  • Finland
  • Korea (South)
  • Poland
  • Comparative education
  • Education
  • Finland
  • Korea (South)
  • Poland
  • Jämförande pedagogik
  • Utbildning
  • Educación comparada
  • Educación
  • Educación
  • Educación
  • Comparative education
  • Education
  • Education
  • Education
Label
The smartest kids in the world : and how they got that way, Amanda Ripley
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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
Contents
Principal characters -- Fall. The mystery ; The treasure map ; Leaving ; The pressure cooker ; A math problem. -- Winter. An American in Utopia ; Drive ; The metamorphosis. -- Spring. Difference ; The $4 million teacher;- Coming home -- How to spot a world-class education -- AFS student experience survey
Control code
ocn759913731
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9781451654424
Lccn
2013002021
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781451654424
  • (OCoLC)759913731
Label
The smartest kids in the world : and how they got that way, Amanda Ripley
Link
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
Contents
Principal characters -- Fall. The mystery ; The treasure map ; Leaving ; The pressure cooker ; A math problem. -- Winter. An American in Utopia ; Drive ; The metamorphosis. -- Spring. Difference ; The $4 million teacher;- Coming home -- How to spot a world-class education -- AFS student experience survey
Control code
ocn759913731
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9781451654424
Lccn
2013002021
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781451654424
  • (OCoLC)759913731

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