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World Class : One Mother's Journey Halfway Around the Globe in Search of the Best Education for Her Children
by Teru Clavel




Overview -
"An upbeat chronicle of Clavel's] children's school experiences in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Tokyo... offering] advice about vetting schools and enriching children's education." --Kirkus Reviews

"An intriguing volume on the differences in global education." --Library Journal

A must-read firsthand exploration of why Asian students are outpacing their American counterparts and how to help our children excel in today's competitive world.

When Teru Clavel had young children, she watched her friends and fellow parents vie for spots in elite New York City schools. Instead of losing herself in the intensive applications and interview process, Teru and her family moved to Asia, embarking on a decade-long journey through the public schools of Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Tokyo.

These schools were low-tech and bare-bones, with teachers who demanded obedience and order. In Hong Kong, her children's school was nicknamed The Prison for its foreboding facilities, yet her three-year-old loved his teachers and his nightly homework. In Tokyo, the students were responsible for school chores, like preparing and serving school lunches.

Yet Teru was amazed to discover that her children thrived in these academically competitive cultures; they learned to be independent, self-confident, resilient, and, above all, they developed a deep love of learning. When the family returned to the States, the true culture shock came when the top schools could no longer keep up with her children.

Written with warmth and humor, World Class is a compelling story about how to inspire children to thrive academically. "Studded with lists of useful tips about choosing schools and hiring tutors, for parents who must advocate for their children and supplement gaps in their educations" (Publishers Weekly) and an insightful guide to set your children on a path towards lifelong success.

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Overview

"An upbeat chronicle of Clavel's] children's school experiences in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Tokyo... offering] advice about vetting schools and enriching children's education." --Kirkus Reviews

"An intriguing volume on the differences in global education." --Library Journal

A must-read firsthand exploration of why Asian students are outpacing their American counterparts and how to help our children excel in today's competitive world.

When Teru Clavel had young children, she watched her friends and fellow parents vie for spots in elite New York City schools. Instead of losing herself in the intensive applications and interview process, Teru and her family moved to Asia, embarking on a decade-long journey through the public schools of Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Tokyo.

These schools were low-tech and bare-bones, with teachers who demanded obedience and order. In Hong Kong, her children's school was nicknamed The Prison for its foreboding facilities, yet her three-year-old loved his teachers and his nightly homework. In Tokyo, the students were responsible for school chores, like preparing and serving school lunches.

Yet Teru was amazed to discover that her children thrived in these academically competitive cultures; they learned to be independent, self-confident, resilient, and, above all, they developed a deep love of learning. When the family returned to the States, the true culture shock came when the top schools could no longer keep up with her children.

Written with warmth and humor, World Class is a compelling story about how to inspire children to thrive academically. "Studded with lists of useful tips about choosing schools and hiring tutors, for parents who must advocate for their children and supplement gaps in their educations" (Publishers Weekly) and an insightful guide to set your children on a path towards lifelong success.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9781501192982
  • ISBN-10: 1501192981
  • Publisher: Atria Books
  • Publish Date: October 2020
  • Page Count: 368
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.4 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.9 pounds


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