17 Nov 2014

Who's afraid of the big bad dragon?

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 3:09 pm on 17 November 2014

Chinese students get stellar results on international exams in math, reading and science. But it comes at a cost according to an expert on China's education system, Yong Zhao. In his new book, 'Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon?: Why China Has the Best (and Worst) Education System in the World', Zhao says cheating is rife and the pressure never stops on Chinese students, which is why parents long to send their children to schools in places like New Zealand. We'll also talk about what we might learn from the Chinese education system.