The Double Education of My Twins’ Chinese School by Peter Hessler (China)

The current New Yorker, (July 3, 2023) has an article by Peter Hessler (China 1996-98) entitled ” A Double Education” on getting his twins daughters into school in China.  He writes how education in the US and China are “two disparate systems, despite a history of mutual influence.”

Heller’s article goes back to the end of the nineteenth century when John Dewey, “the American philosopher and educator, had pioneered the concept of the experimental, or laboratory, school.”

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  • Very interesting description of the twins first 2 years of school in China.. I was actually horrified as they were treating them like widgets. So very different than my experience teaching in early education!

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