Top of the Class How Asian Parents Raise High Achievers--And How You Can Too

ISBN-10: 0425205614

ISBN-13: 9780425205617

Edition: 2005

Authors: Soo Kim Abboud, Jane Y. Kim

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Asians and Asian-Americans make up 4% of the U.S. population...and 20% of the Ivy League. Now find out how they do it. The numbers speak for themselves: 18% of Harvard's population; 25% of Columbia's; 42% of Berkeley's; 24% of Stanford's; 25% of Cornell's... What are Asian parents doing to start their kids on the road to academic excellence at an early age? What can all parents do to help their children ace tests, strive to achieve, and reach educational goals? In this book, two sisters-a doctor and a lawyer whose parents came from South Korea to the U.S. with two hundred dollars in their pockets-reveal the practices that lead Asian-Americans to academic, professional, and personal success. The authors contend that Asian-Americans are no more intelligent than any other race or ethnic group. They say, "the reason Asian students out-perform their peers in the classroom has nothing to do with how they
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List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440

Instill a Love and Need for Learning and Education
Instill a Sense of Family Pride and Loyalty
Instill a Respect and Desire for Delayed Gratification and Sacrifice
Clearly Define Your Child's Role as a Student
Cultivate a Respect for Elders and for Persons in Positions of Authority
Play an Active Role in Your Child's Education
Determine and Develop Your Child's Individual Talents
Set Clearly Defined Short-Term and Long-Term Goals
Teach Your Child the Art of Valuing Academic Success Over Social Status or Popularity
Reward Positive School Performances and Devise a Plan of Attack for Poor School Performances
Forget the "Do Whatever Makes You Happy" Mentality and Strive for Professions with Financial Security and Intellectual Fulfillment
Keep Your Money in Perspective
Limit Extracurricular Activities That Interfere with Schoolwork
Promote an Environment of Healthy Competition
Surround Your Children with Similarly Minded Friends and Role Models
Help Your Child View America as a Great Land of Opportunity
Accept Responsibility with Your Children for Their Failures at School
Afterword: Where Asian Parents Go Wrong
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