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ERIC Number: EJ1171871
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1539-9664
An American Boy in a Chinese School: Journalist's New Book Chronicles Her Family's Experience
Rhee, Michelle
Education Next, v18 n2 p40-45 Spr 2018
Former chancellor of the Washington, D.C., public schools, Michelle Rhee, recently spoke with journalist Lenora Chu about Chu's new book, "Little Soldiers: An American Boy, a Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve" (HarperCollins). Chu and her family currently live in Shanghai, where her son, Rainey, attends local schools--part of a Chinese education system that is renowned for its academic results yet notorious for some of its more-authoritarian methods. They discuss the American perspective on the Chinese education system, and other differences between the two systems which tend to be at polar extremes. They also evaluate what each country can learn from the other, and wonder if a balance can be found that combines the best aspects of both.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China (Shanghai); United States
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