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China Education

College's Stake in China May Backfire

Bob Hildreth | Posted 03.03.2016 | Education
Bob Hildreth

Colleges have a lot to lose if China's economy keeps declining and with its wealth. This is because China's wealth is the source of much college tuiti...

Two Brothers Follow Their College Dreams To China And U.S.

The Huffington Post | Matt Sheehan | Posted 01.28.2016 | World

BEIJING -- Ding Xuanyu and Ding Xuancheng were born just a few minutes apart and are separated by one Chinese character in their names. The twin broth...

Around the World in 30 Days

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.01.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

In May, I continued my conversations with thought leaders from China to New York who sketched out for me the conflicting overlaps between creativity, innovation, reform and testing, and shared their efforts to create coalescence between them.

A Particularly Chinese Dilemma: Why Chinese Students Game College Admissions

Gavin Newton-Tanzer | Posted 05.18.2016 | Education
Gavin Newton-Tanzer

Overshadowing this admirable cultural exchange between two global powers are the desperate lengths Chinese students go to ensure a prized spot at an American university.

America's Cult of Ignorance Is No Match for Asia's Cult of Intelligence

John W. Traphagan | Posted 08.17.2014 | World
John W. Traphagan

"There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge." This cult of ignorance is the most serious national security issue facing the U.S. today.

Cheng's Views on Chinese and American Education

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 04.20.2014 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

Notice that the percentage of Chinese eighth graders scoring "advanced" in mathematics is higher that the percentage of eighth graders scoring "advanced" from all other nations. After all, isn't the Race to the Top really the Race to the Top of the World? China sure is lucky. Or is it?

China Lacks Nobel Values for True Scientific Progress

Cong Cao | Posted 02.09.2014 | Science
Cong Cao

The Communist Party has long craved a homegrown Nobel science prize; evidence of a technological power to match its economic might and a vindication of the astonishing £243 billion China has poured into the development of science and technology in the last seven years.

China Gets Serious About De-Stressing

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.04.2013 | World

For young students in China, school may soon be a lot less stressful. According to state television network CCTV, the country’s Ministry of Educa...

How A 4-Cent Multivitamin Could Close China's Education Gap

Linda Murray | Posted 10.27.2013 | Impact
Linda Murray

New research shows that a multivitamin that costs less than 4 cents a day can level the education playing field for poor and undernourished children in China.

SURVEY: Sex Ed Lacking In China

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.06.2013 | World

Chinese parents are on board with the idea of having more sex education in their children’s schools, according to a recent survey in the Beijing New...

Right On, Prime Minister

Amy Cooper | Posted 04.08.2013 | Impact
Amy Cooper

Lets help make sure that every child, no matter his or her gender, is given the opportunity to unlock that potential.

China's 'Other' Innovation Gap

Mark Jia | Posted 02.10.2013 | World
Mark Jia

Is it possible that the Chinese educational system has contributed, at least in part, to an innovation gap in Chinese foreign policy?

China's Children

Daniel Little | Posted 11.11.2012 | World
Daniel Little

To grow up to be an imaginative and clear-thinking adult, a child needs a degree of independence, leisure, and play. These seem to be in short supply for China's children.

China's Universities

Daniel Little | Posted 10.27.2012 | College
Daniel Little

Chinese leaders seem to have recognized more clearly than their western counterparts that the greatest determinant of a country's wealth and power derives from the level of education of its population.

China Aiming for the Gold in Starting Kids Early, US Is Late to the Game

Ann O'Leary | Posted 10.23.2012 | Education
Ann O'Leary

For China, providing early education has become a national priority, while in the United States not so much.

China Dabbles In Liberal Arts Education, Western Style

The Huffington Post | Gregory Kristof | Posted 07.05.2012 | Education

In a bold bid to experiment with western education methods, a Chinese college modeled after American liberal arts institutions receives its first clas...

A Letter to Mr. Biden -- Promoting Service-Learning in China

Grace Li | Posted 10.18.2011 | Impact
Grace Li

I'm writing to you because I read about your trip to China and Japan, and I hope that you will be able to encourage the schools there to get involved in service-learning.

China No Longer Test-Obsessed; Do We Follow Suit To Compete?

GOOD | Liz Dwyer | Posted 08.09.2011 | Education

At a time when international test results--like last year's PISA data--seem to indicate that American students are falling behind their Chinese counte...

Investing In China's Future One Student At A Time

The Huffington Post | Abby Wendle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

This week, we're profiling the Young Global Leaders attending the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. For Calvin Chin, the...

Tiger Moms Say: No Room For Fun In U.S. Classrooms | Alexander Nazaryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Search for "fun" on the city Education Department's website, and you get 1,610 hits. These include "October Math Fun" and "Sharing poetry with your ch...

The 'Sputnik Moment' Epidemic: Is China Our New Russia?

Daniel K. Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel K. Gardner

Fear is the one common trigger of the recent Sputnik moment outbreak. Fear of being bettered educationally, economically, technologically -- the range of fears is varied, but the source of these fears is not. It's always traceable to China.

Education In China v. America: The Question Of Standardized Tests

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Are Chinese and American education models heading for a role reversal? As leaders work in China to move the country away from its notoriously rigorou...