A study from the Institute of Education has examined why these children of Chinese migrants are so high-achieving. It examined Australian schools, where 15-year olds from Chinese families are the equivalent of two years ahead of their Australian classmates. The study pointed to factors such as hard work and parental engagement.
via BBC News: Why do Chinese pupils do so well in school tests?
Providing an education for children in such sparsely-populated rural areas is one of China’s major challenges. While the economic and social development of these rural regions has been remarkable, China’s coastal cities are racing ahead at an even faster pace.
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