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Leung, Frederick K. S. – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2001
Discusses the features of East Asian mathematics education and its underlying values in contrast to features and values in the West. Presented in terms of six dichotomies: (1) product versus process; (2) rote learning versus meaningful learning; (3) studying hard versus pleasurable learning; (4) extrinsic versus intrinsic motivations; (5) whole…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries