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Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior. Updated Jan. 8, 2011 12:01 a.m.

Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior

ET A lot of people wonder how Chinese parents raise such stereotypically successful kids. They wonder what these parents do to produce so many math whizzes and music prodigies, what it's like inside the family, and whether they could do it too. Well, I can tell them, because I've done it. Here are some things my daughters, Sophia and Louisa, were never allowed to do: • attend a sleepover • have a playdate • be in a school play • complain about not being in a school play • watch TV or play computer games • choose their own extracurricular activities • get any grade less than an A • not be the No. 1 student in every subject except gym and drama • play any instrument other than the piano or violin • not play the piano or violin.

I'm using the term "Chinese mother" loosely. All the same, even when Western parents think they're being strict, they usually don't come close to being Chinese mothers. Chinese parents can get away with things that Western parents can't. 10 Lessons American Schools Can Learn from China. In a survey from the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), it was revealed that Chinese students are easily outperforming their peers around the world.

10 Lessons American Schools Can Learn from China

For anyone familiar with the "Tiger Mother" parenting style of Amy Chua, this is certainly not a surprise. It is a disappointment for American students, however, who no doubt would like to be superior as well. But the fact remains that the Chinese are simply outperforming the rest of the world, and it has little to do with natural ability or even luck, but rather, smart choices made in the educational culture in China. Read on, and we’ll take a look at 10 things that China is doing that make a difference in their educational performance, as well as consider how these ideas might be applied to American education. Education is a top priorityOne of the biggest things American schools can learn from Chinese education is that learning is simply one of the most important things in China. বিজ্ঞানের ভাষা ইংরেজি নয়. বিডিনিউজটোয়েন্টিফোর-এ ফাহাম আব্দুস সালাম সম্প্রতি একটি লেখায় বলেছেন, ইংরেজিতে বিজ্ঞান পড়া উচিত তো বটেই এমনকি তা বুঝতেও শেখা উচিত ইংরেজিতে।

বিজ্ঞানের ভাষা ইংরেজি নয়

বাংলায় বিজ্ঞান বইয়ের অনুবাদ নাকি জ্ঞানের ইতরীকরণ! বিজ্ঞান বাংলায় অনুবাদ করা কীরকম অসম্ভব সেটা বোঝাতে লেখক একটি গবেষণা প্রবন্ধের ‘অ্যাবস্ট্রাক্ট’ দিয়েছেন এবং পরিভাষাগুলো বাদ রেখে হলেও সেটার অনুবাদ করে দেখতে বলেছেন। আমি নিজে ইংরেজি কাজ চালানোর মতো জানি। পারতপক্ষে বলি না, লিখিও না। আমার কাছে ইংরেজির তেষ্টা মেটানো গরম পানি পান করার মতো। Education.