Learning From Parents Who Raise World-Class Classroom Learners by Cornelius Grove
We’ve known for decades that students in China, Japan and Korea learn more in school than American students do. What accounts for their superiority? The evidence points to how their parents raise them. East Asian parents deal with their children in ways rarely seen in America:
- They view academic learning as each child’s most important responsibility within the family.
- During each child’s years of elementary schooling, parents think of themselves as actively sharing that responsibility with their children.
- Parents don’t simply encourage children’s studying; they coach, train and drill them so that academic excellence is assured.
- If a child performs poorly, her parents participate with her to diagnose what had not been done correctly, and then to master that skill.
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