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.
MEET THE AUTHOR
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.
In 2013, Grove’s The Aptitude Myth revealed the deep historical origins of Americans’ belief that children’s inborn abilities, rather than their effort and determination, are largely responsible for their levels of school performance. Dr. Grove’s search for origins took him all the way back to ancient Greece! Subtitle: How an Ancient Belief Came to Undermine Children’s Learning Today. Please visit TheAptitudeMyth.info.
Now, in The Drive to Learn, Grove explores half of the cultural explanation for why American children’s learning in school is not as successful as that of their East Asian peers. This half examines differences in the values and activities of parental child-raising in the United States and East Asia. Subtitle: What the East Asian Experience Tells Us about Raising Students Who Excel. You’re visiting this book’s website.
Coming in Spring 2020 is A Mirror for Americans , in which Dr. Grove reveals the other half of the cultural explanation for why our children’s school learning has always been eclipsed by their East Asian peers’ learning. This half probes differences in the values and activities of classroom teaching in the pre- and primary schools of the U.S. and East Asia. Subtitle: What the East Asian Experience Tells Us about Teaching Students Who Excel. Its website will appear in early 2020.
I wish I had known the information in your book when I was an early childhood professor. I make that statement as a huge compliment to your work! I had very little knowledge of East Asian culture. Of course, I was aware of the success of Chinese students when compared to American students, but I never heard a satisfactory explanation of why these students were so academically successful. Your extensive knowledge of Asian cultural values provides the answer to this question.
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