West Meets East

West Meets East

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The United States and China: two nations drastically different in demographics, history, political structures, and education systems. Despite these differences, educators in each country have discovered they have much to learn from one another. The United States looks east and is captivated by the high assessment scores that many Chinese students achieve. China looks west and is enamored with how the United States fosters innovation and creativity in students. Teachers are increasingly looking across borders to expand, adapt, and offer their students a more balanced education. West Meets East is based on the fundamental premise that strong teaching is at the heart of educational quality and that we all benefit from understanding the practices and professional thinking of exemplary teachers. With this in mind, Grant and her colleagues set out to discover which beliefs and strategies of effective teachers can cross the cultural divide and help students in each nation make breakthrough advances. As educators, it's important to understand that even though we're setting new goals and improving outcomes, excellence is a moving target. In the globally connected 21st century, educational innovations in one country can reset the bar for students around the world. Only by learning from one another can we be sure all our students remain competitive and successful.a•™arceša…‰cm Classroom spotlight We observed a 9th grade biology teacher in China. All that the teacher brought with her to the classroom was the textbook ( developed by the Ministry of Education), which was dog-eared and well used. Duringanbsp;...

Title:West Meets East
Author:Leslie Grant, James Stronge, Xianxuan Xu, Patricia Popp, Yaling Sun
Publisher:ASCD - 2014-04-03


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