Dr. Grove compares American school children with those of East Asia, who have an inner drive to learn. Why do they? Join him as he asks that question and others, finds answers within hundreds of research studies, and reveals what those answers tell us about raising students who excel.


Cornelius N. Grove‘s mission has been to explain to Americans the historical and cultural reasons for their children’s comparatively mediocre performance in schools and classrooms.

In The Aptitude Myth (2013), he revealed the deep historical origins of Americans’ belief that a child’s inborn ability, rather than his persistent effort, determines his level of school performance. Website

And now in The Drive to Learn, Dr. Grove is revealing the deep cultural reasons why American children’s learning in school is consistently below world-class standards.

Dr. Grove’s new blog, “American Education in Historical & Cross-Cultural Perspective,” is now available on this website.


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