Title East Asia emerges as role model for education Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet Korea Times Media type Web Country/Territory Korea, Republic of Date 16/08/17 Description The U.K. is introducing Chinese textbooks in order to enhance mathematical skills in its education _ and for a good reason. According to the 2015 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) testing, China scored 531, Korea 524 with the U.K. scoring only 2 points above the OECD average of 490 in math.
Given China's success, other countries too are interested in East Asian curriculum in order to potentially boost their educational performance. But is adopting textbooks sufficient?
In the post-WWII era, curriculum design (in other words, what was taught in education) was largely U.S./Western dominated. Other parts of the world were catching up learning English, and "consume" knowledge from the English speaking world. American and British textbooks were shipped to East Asia for students to learn from.
Producer/Author Chris Baumann URL www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2017/08/113_234867.html Persons Chris Baumann