8 Oct '14

News Culture, not just curriculum, determines east Asian school success

Institute of Education research shows teaching methods in China and South Korea are not only factor in high gradesA new study has cast doubt on the current enthusiasm in the west for copying teaching methods in China and South Korea, where children score highly in international tests, suggesting that cultural factors beyond school also play a part in their success.Politicians and policymakers from the west, where children gain lower marks, are avidly studying the education systems of those countries that regularly top the Pisa international league tables in the hope of emulating their achievement. Continue reading...

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