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    DescriptionThrough the compelling stories of three American teenagers living abroad and attending the world's top-notch public high schools, an investigative reporter explains how these systems cultivate the `smartest` kids on the planet.America has long compared its students to top-performing kids of other nations. But how do the world's education superpowers look through the eyes of an American high school student? Author Amanda Ripley follows three teenagers who chose to spend one school year living and learning in Finland, South Korea, and Poland. Through their adventures, Ripley discovers startling truths about how attitudes, parenting, and rigorous teaching have revolutionized these countries' education results. In `The Smartest Kids in the World, `Ripley's astonishing new insights reveal that top-performing countries have achieved greatness only in the past several decades; that the kids who live there are learning to think for themselves, partly through failing early and often; and that persistence, hard work, and resilience matter more to our children's life chances than self-esteem or sports. Ripley's investigative work seamlessly weaves narrative and research, providing in-depth analysis and gripping details that will keep you turning the pages. Written in a clear and engaging style, `The Smartest Kids in the World `will enliven public as well as dinner table debates over what makes for brighter and better students.


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    Title
    The Smartest Kids in the World
    Subtitle
    And How They Got That Way
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Amanda Ripley
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781451654424
    ISBN 10: 1451654421
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17230
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: EDU
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.8
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 23
    Ingram Subject Code: ED
    Libri: I-ED
    B&T General Subject: 340
    BIC subject category V2: JNF
    BISAC V2.8: EDU034000
    B&T Approval Code: A37801820
    BISAC V2.8: EDU043000
    B&T Approval Code: A37180000
    DC22: 370.9
    DC21: 370.9
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 29
    BISAC V2.8: EDU016000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: JNB
    LC classification: LB43 .R625 2013
    LC subject heading:
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
    Publication date
    19 September 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    ``The Smartest Kids in the World` is a must read for anyone concerned about the state of American public education. By drawing on experiences, successes, and failures in education systems in the highest-performing countries across the globe, Amanda Ripley lays out a course for what we must do to dramatically improve our nation's schools.`--Michelle Rhee, Founder and CEO of StudentsFirst