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

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

Ripley, Amanda.

New York Simon & Schuster 2013

306 p. illustrated 24 cm.

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In a global quest to find answers for our own children, author and Time magazine journalist Amanda Ripley follows three Americans embedded in education superpower countries for one year. Kim, fifteen, raises $10,000 so she can move from Oklahoma to Finland; Eric, eighteen, exchanges a high-acheiving Minnesota suburb for a booming city in Souther Korea; and Tom, seventeen, leaves a historic Pennsylvania village for Poland. Through these young informants, Ripley meets battle-scarred reformers, sleep-deprived zombie students, and a teacher who earns $4 million a year. Their stoies, along with groundbreaking research into learning in other cultures, reveal a apttern 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.

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ISBN:

978-1-45165442-4

ISBN:

978-1-45165442-4

ISBN:

978-1-45165443-1 (pbk.)

ISBN:

9781451654448 (e-book)

LC Call No:

LB43 .R625 2013

Dewey Class No:

370.9 23

Author:

Ripley, Amanda.

Title:

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

Edition:

First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.

Publisher:

New York Simon & Schuster 2013

Physical:

306 p. illustrated 24 cm.

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text rdacontent

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BibliogrphyNote:

Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-254) and index.

Summary:

In a global quest to find answers for our own children, author and Time magazine journalist Amanda Ripley follows three Americans embedded in education superpower countries for one year. Kim, fifteen, raises $10,000 so she can move from Oklahoma to Finland; Eric, eighteen, exchanges a high-acheiving Minnesota suburb for a booming city in Souther Korea; and Tom, seventeen, leaves a historic Pennsylvania village for Poland. Through these young informants, Ripley meets battle-scarred reformers, sleep-deprived zombie students, and a teacher who earns $4 million a year. Their stoies, along with groundbreaking research into learning in other cultures, reveal a apttern 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.

Subject:

Comparative education.

Subject:

Education--Finland.

Subject:

Education--Korea (South)

Subject:

Education--Poland.

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