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[xmca] Korean Education

Did anyone see the article in the Time magazine about the Korean
school  educational obsession with studying, and the "learning police" who
have to check that night schools don't go over 10:00p.m? And students sleep
in class during the day.  Compare that with the *equally high
performance*of Finnish children who have 5 hours of school, one hour
of homework, and
only 13% having remedial lessons.
What does that tell us about the optimum conditions for school learning?
(National obsessions aside.)

PS The KIPP schools approximate the Korean model--what there?

Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate
Ernest Dimnet<http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/e/ernestdimn404995.html>

*Visiting Lecturer
Wits School of Education
Research Fellow*
*Linguistics Dept: Unisa
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