The Resource The hybrid tiger : secrets of the extraordinary success of Asian-American kids, Quanyu Huang

The hybrid tiger : secrets of the extraordinary success of Asian-American kids, Quanyu Huang

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The hybrid tiger : secrets of the extraordinary success of Asian-American kids
Title
The hybrid tiger
Title remainder
secrets of the extraordinary success of Asian-American kids
Statement of responsibility
Quanyu Huang
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Why do Asian and Asian-American students consistently perform so well on standardized tests? Why are students of Asian descent disproportionately admitted to America's top colleges? This informative and entertainingly written comparison of educational methods in America and China answers these questions and more, while assessing the strengths and weaknesses of each culture's distinctly different education systems. Education expert Quanyu Huang notes that both Asian and Asian American students excel early on at mastering lesson material and test-taking, whereas many of their non-Asian American peers do not perform as well. The author also points out that American students generally demonstrate far more creativity and independence than students in China, where conformity and rote learning are emphasized. This is evident from the American record of award-winning innovations and discoveries. By contrast, the Chinese educational system has not yet produced a Nobel Prize winner in science. For Americans to achieve more consistent academic success at primary and secondary grade levels, the author recommends a blend of the virtues inherent in both cultures. He says this is exactly what often gives Asian American students an edge. They have the advantage of an Asian heritage that drives them to succeed and an American culture that teaches them creativity and independent thinking. Above all, Asian families extoll the virtues of education; this attitude is a key component in the success of these students. Drawing on his own experiences as an immigrant to this country in the 1980s, and as a parent to a son raised in the US, the author concludes by suggesting that Americans rediscover the immigrant attitudes of their ancestors several generations ago. Like Asian immigrants today, they too saw education as a ladder to success in American society. Students anywhere will thrive when their families reinforce the seriousness of education and help children develop the study and discipline habits that ensure academic success."--
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1951-
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Huang, Quanyu
Dewey number
371.829/95073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LC2632
LC item number
.H83 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Asian American children
  • Children of immigrants
  • Asian Americans
  • Successful people
  • Asian Americans
  • Education
Target audience
adult
Label
The hybrid tiger : secrets of the extraordinary success of Asian-American kids, Quanyu Huang
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9781616148515
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013036224
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (DLC) 2013036224
  • 1104098
Label
The hybrid tiger : secrets of the extraordinary success of Asian-American kids, Quanyu Huang
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9781616148515
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013036224
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (DLC) 2013036224
  • 1104098

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