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Old 08-15-2012, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by simple homer View Post
I have been teaching in China for the past four years.
Many of the parents of my students have told me that they want their children to go to university in a Western country because Chinese schools do not teach children how to think.
This is the main reason. And if you've ever had to work with Chinese students who are completely incapable of critical reasoning skills, you know what homer is talking about.

My experience is that about half of the Chinese students I met were able to adapt and worked very hard at the reasoning skills and social skills (like, gasp, asking questions) necessary for a western education. The other half flunked out after a quarter or two.

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