9781416608738

Catching up or Leading the Way : American Education in the Age of Globalization

  • ISBN 13:

    9781416608738

  • ISBN 10:

    1416608737

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 09/30/2009
  • Publisher: Assn for Supervision & Curriculum

Note: Not guaranteed to come with supplemental materials (access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.)

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Summary

This remarkable book will forever change the debate about what's wrong and what's right with American education and where it should be going. Based on his own experience as a student in China and as a parent of children attending school in the United States, Zhao skewers conventional wisdom while setting straight the recent history and current state of U.S. schools. To make his case, Zhao explains:

Why the perceived weaknesses of American education are actually its strengths.

How reform proponents, bu

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