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Smartest Kids in the World And How They Got That Way

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ISBN-10: 145165443X

ISBN-13: 9781451654431

Edition: 2014

Authors: Amanda Ripley

List price: $22.99
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How do other countries create “smarter” kids? What is it like to be a child in the world’s new education superpowers? The Smartest Kids in the World “gets well beneath the glossy surfaces of these foreign cultures and manages to make our own culture look newly strange....The question is whether the startling perspective provided by this masterly book can also generate the will to make changes” (The New York Times Book Review).In a handful of nations, virtually all children are learning to make complex arguments and solve problems they’ve never seen before. They are learning to think, in other words, and to thrive in the modern economy. Inspired to find answers for our own children, author…    
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Book details

List price: $22.99
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/29/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Amanda Ripley received a B.A. in government from Cornell University in 1996. She is a journalist whose stories on human behavior and public policy have appeared in Time, The Atlantic, and Slate and helped Time win two National Magazine Awards. She is the author of The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes - and Why, which was turned into a PBS documentary, and The Smartest Kids in the World - and How They Got That Way. She is currently an Emerson Fellow at the New America Foundation.