In her groundbreaking new book, Educating Young Giants: What Kids Learn (And Don’t Learn) in China and America, Mount Emeritus Professor Nancy Pine, Ph.D. reveals how reliance on antiquated teaching methods and ineffectual reforms has left youth in the United States and China unprepared for the demands of modern technology and the global economy. Transporting readers into Chinese elementary and high school classrooms, Dr. Pine highlights essential differences and striking similarities between the two systems. She shows how parents, educators and policymakers can implement practical solutions, drawing the best from both systems and genuinely equipping our children to meet the challenges we face in the 21st century.
Educating Young Giants provides in-depth information for all those who want to understand U.S. education within a global context. A highly experienced U.S. educator, Dr. Pine has carried out research and consulted in China for over 20 years and currently directs the Mount St. Mary’s College Bridging Cultures: U.S/China Program. She has taught kindergarten through graduate school and directed highly respected education programs. Educating Young Giants will be published in May 2012 by Palgrave Macmillan. It can be preordered at Amazon.com.