000 02493aam a2200313 a 4500
001 vtls000123247
003 MTX
008 091106s2009 vau b 001 0 eng c
020 _a9781416608738 (pbk. : alk. paper)
035 _a(OCoLC)354890238
039 9 _a201208300513
043 _an-us---
050 0 _aLC66
_bZ47 2009
100 1 _aZhao, Yong.
245 1 0 _aCatching up or leading the way :
_bAmerican education in the age of globalization /
_cYong Zhao.
260 _aAlexandria, Va. :
300 _axv, 229 p. ;
_c23 cm.
504 _aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 203-221) and index.
505 0 _aRecent education reform in the United States -- From the missile gap to the learning gap: myth, fear, and the evolution of accountability -- Why America hasn't lost yet: strengths of American education -- Why China isn't a threat yet: the costs of high scores -- The challenges, part I: globalization -- The challenges, part II: technology -- What knowledge is of most worth in the global and digital economy? -- Global competence and digital competence: the new universal knowledge and skills -- Catching up or keeping the lead: the future of American education.
520 _aAt a time when globalization and technology are dramatically altering the world we live in, is education reform in the United States headed down the right path? Are schools emphasizing the knowledge and skills that students need in a global society--are schools actually undermining their strengths by overemphasizing high-stakes testing and standardization? Are education systems in China and other countries really as superior as some people claim? Yong Zhao, born and raised in China and now a professsor at Michigan State University, bases many of his observations on his firsthand experience as a student in China and as a parent of children attending school in the United States.
650 _aEducation and state
_vCross-cultural studies.
650 0 _aEducation
_xEconomic aspects
_zUnited States.
650 0 _aEducation and globalization
_zUnited States.
650 0 _aEducation and globalization
650 _aEducational leadership
_zUnited States.
650 0 _aEducational change
_zUnited States.
710 2 _aAssociation for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
942 _c1
999 _c109118