Archive for the ‘Resources’ Category

More from Fallows

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

James Fallows now has a separate page for his ongoing discussion on Chinese education.

Kindergarten Cram

Monday, May 4th, 2009

This article is being debated on Shanghai mamas. So far most Western parents agree with the author but Asian parents do not.

Friedman on Education

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Here is Thomas’ Friedman latest lament about the state of American education. East/West education is a long term obsession for Friedman. See, for example, Still Eating Our Lunch & Learning to Keep Learning.

Bilingual Babies

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

The Economist on the merits of  growing up in a bilingual environment.

English First

Thursday, April 16th, 2009


James Fallows – whose blog has been added to the sidebar – comments on the provocative ads of English schools in China.

More for the archive

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

Ann Hulbert’s Re-education (New York Times Magazine), and Leslie Chang’s Gilded Age, Gilded Cage (National Geographic) are both fascinating articles and crucial to the exploration of Chinese education.

If anyone can add to the resource list please write.

2 million minutes

Friday, March 27th, 2009

I haven’t yet gotten my hands on this – undoubtedly controversial – film, but I am deeply intrigued by the trailer:

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Learning Chinese Style

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

learningHoward Gardner’s “Learning Chinese Style” is a classic text on the issue of global education. It’s hard to find online so I’ve posted the whole thing after the jump.