Dr. Grove explores classroom learning in the pre- and primary schools of East Asia. Children there routinely outperform their American peers. Why? Join him as he relies on hundreds of research findings to craft a mirror for Americans, enabling us not only to see how our own values account for discouraging outcomes, but also to conceive more effective classroom learning environments.
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 back to ancient Greece! Subtitle: How an Ancient Belief Came to Undermine Children’s Learning Today. Please visit TheAptitudeMyth.info.
In 2017, Grove’s The Drive to Learn explored 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 examined 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. Please visit TheDriveToLearn.info.
And now, in A Mirror for Americans , 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 preschools and primary schools of the U.S. and East Asia. Subtitle: What the East Asian Experience Tells Us about TEACHING Students Who Excel. You’re currently on this book’s website.