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Teachers enjoy high status in society ...

„In high-performing school systems such as in Canada, Finland and many of the more economically prosperous countries of East and South East Asia, teachers enjoy high status in society and have sufficient levels of pay. Academically able people are not deterred from entering the profession.“

OECD (Hrsg.), „Teacher Remuneration in Latvia. An OECD Perspective“ (2014), S. 47

 

Nur wer im ‚zhong kao‘ (Anm.: Aufnahmeprüfung in die Sekundarstufe II) sehr gut ist ...

China: „Nur wer im ‚zhong kao‘ (Anm.: Aufnahmeprüfung in die Sekundarstufe II) sehr gut ist, schafft es auf eine gute Oberstufenschule. Und nur wer am Ende der zwölften Klasse die ‚gao kao‘ sehr gut absolviert, darf eine der Top-Universitäten besuchen.“

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Matthias Ludwig, www.main-netz.de am 5. Dezember 2013

 

Leistungen der 10-Jährigen ...

Leistungen der 10-Jährigen: „The East Asian countries, including Singapore, Korea, Hong Kong SAR, Chinese Taipei, and Japan excel in mathematics from assessment cycle to assessment cycle, and the Russian Federation and Finland are top performers in reading.“

IEA (Hrsg.), „TIMSS and PIRLS 2011: Relationships among reading, mathematics, and science achievement at the fourth grade“ (2013), S. 14

 

Teachers rank highly ...

„Teachers rank highly in the hierarchical order of respect in Chinese Confucianism, and there is a saying: once you are my teacher, you are my father for life.“

Dr. Jessica Janice Tang u. a., „The psychosocial work environment and mental health of teachers“ in „Int Arch Occup Environ Health“ (2013), 86, S. 657

 

Under competitive conditions typical for East Asia ...

„Under competitive conditions typical for East Asia, the desire of parents to provide their children with top education makes children very costly in terms of both time and money. This 'education fever' constitutes an important force behind very low fertility in the region.“

Vienna Institute of Demography (Hrsg.), „Future fertility in low-fertility countries“ (2013), S. 21

 

Studying is treated as a full-time profession ...

Südostasien: „Studying is treated as a full-time profession in which students are asked to study 80-100 hours/week at home, in school, with tutors and in cram schools.“ (S. 296)

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stephen Heyneman, „The International Efficiency of American Education: the bad and the not-so-bad news“ in Meyer u. a., „PISA, Power und Policy“ (2013), S. 296

 

Asian successes often come at a very high price ...

„Asian successes often come at a very high price of condemning the nation’s young to spending their entire available time in low-level activities of learning drill and cramming.“

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Heinz-Dieter Meyer u. a., „PISA and the Globalization of Education Governance: some puzzles and problems“ in Meyer u. a., „PISA, Power und Policy“ (2013), S. 19

 

Shadow education ...

„In the Republic of Korea nearly 90 % of elementary students receive some sort of shadow education; and in Hong Kong, China, about 85 % of senior secondary students do so.“

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Mark Bray u.a., „Shadow Education“ (2012), Executive Summary