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The Smartest Kids in the World [compact Disc]

And How They Got That Way

By Amanda Ripley

How do other countries create "smarter" kids?

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.

What is it like to be a child in the world's new education superpowers?

In a global quest to find answers for our own children, author and Time magazine journalist Amanda Ripley follows three Americans embed-ded in these countries for one year. Kim, fifteen, raises $10,000 so she can move from Oklahoma to Finland; Eric, eighteen, exchanges a high-achieving Minnesota suburb for a booming city in South Korea; and Tom, seventeen, leaves a historic Pennsylvania village for Poland.

Through these young informants, Ripley meets battle-scarred reformers, sleep-deprived zombie students, and a teacher who earns $4 million a year. Their stories, along with groundbreaking research into learning in other cultures, reveal a pattern of startling transformation: none of these countries had many "smart" kids a few decades ago. Things had changed. Teaching had become more rigorous; parents had focused on things that mattered; and children had bought into the promise of education.

A journalistic tour de force, The Smartest Kids in the World is a book about building resilience in a new world—as told by the young Americans who have the most at stake.

Format

Audio Books

Availability

1 available at St. Andrews (Broad River)
  • CD 370.9 Rip [7 DISC], Book on CD Nonfiction

ISBN

9781452616117


Format: Audio Books
Author: Ripley, Amanda
Summary: What is it like to be a child in the world's new education superpowers? Amanda Ripley follows three Americans embedded in these countries for one year. Kim, fifteen, raises $10,000 so she can move from Oklahoma to Finland; Eric, eighteen, exchanges a high-achieving Minnesota suburb for a booming city in South Korea; and Tom, seventeen, leaves a historic Pennsylvania village for Poland. Their stories reveal a pattern of startling transformation.
Title: The smartest kids in the world [compact disc] : and how they got that way / Amanda Ripley.
Publisher Date: [Old Saybrook, Ct.] : Tantor Media, Inc., p2013.
Subject: Comparative education Education -- Finland. Education -- Korea (South) Education -- Poland. EDUCATION. -- Educational Policy & Reform. -- General. EDUCATION. -- Comparative. EDUCATION. -- General.
Isbn: 9781452616117
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: 370.9 Rip
Oclc: 852401054
Upc: 9781452616117
Bib Id: 458341

Format: Audio Books
Author: Ripley, Amanda
Summary: What is it like to be a child in the world's new education superpowers? Amanda Ripley follows three Americans embedded in these countries for one year. Kim, fifteen, raises $10,000 so she can move from Oklahoma to Finland; Eric, eighteen, exchanges a high-achieving Minnesota suburb for a booming city in South Korea; and Tom, seventeen, leaves a historic Pennsylvania village for Poland. Their stories reveal a pattern of startling transformation.
Title: The smartest kids in the world [compact disc] : and how they got that way / Amanda Ripley.
Publisher, Date: [Old Saybrook, Ct.] : Tantor Media, Inc., p2013.
Description: 7 sound discs (7.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects: Comparative education
Subjects: Education -- Finland.
Subjects: Education -- Korea (South)
Subjects: Education -- Poland.
Subjects: EDUCATION. -- Educational Policy & Reform. -- General.
Subjects: EDUCATION. -- Comparative.
Subjects: EDUCATION. -- General.
Genre: Audiobooks
Other Author: Reading, Kate
Other Author: Tantor Media
Notes: Unabridged.
Notes: Compact disc.
Notes: Title from container.
Notes: Duration: 7:300:00.
Notes: Reading by Kate Reading of the 2013 book.
ISBN: 9781452616117
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Medium: [compact disc] :
Call Number: 370.9 Rip