Saturday, December 4, 2010

Learning vs. Testing in China

From High Test Scores, Low Ability, by Yong Zhao:

From a very young age, children are relieved of any other burden or deprived of opportunity to do anything else so they can focus on getting good scores.

The result is that Chinese college graduates often have high scores but low ability.

1 comment:

  1. thx for posting this! I'm tired of the US - Shanghai test score comparison. Questionable validity, iffy relevance to kids' future in the work world. Not that we can ignore the test stuff entirely, but it's nice to see different perspectives.