Archive for January, 2010

Some Links

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

A harsh critique of the Chinese education system from the NYT

And at The Atlantic what we all already know – in the end the only thing that really matters is the teacher

Morning Rituals

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

flag

Like students in much of the world, kids in Shanghai start the day by singing the National Anthem. The other day, late for drop-off, I got to witness this daily ritual, and became curious about the lyrics. So – for those who don’t know – here is the English translation of  The March of the Volunteers.

(more…)

The new global language?

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

NYT on American schools teaching Chinese. Guess we are ahead of the curve.

Update: More here

China and Science

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

Two recent articles  – the first from the New Yorker, the other from the NYT