He attributes the thriving education in Asia to Confucianism and suggests that the West should learn from Asia (Kristof Web). Nevertheless, Kristof claims that the thriving academic performance in China has not always been there but has become rampant in the last two decades. He argues that frequent training of less competent teachers make them more effective hence the good performance. Additionally, the article argues that Confucian based education encourages students to be passionate about education. Kristof states that United States ought to borrow some ideas from Confucian based education systems (Kristof Web).How Confucianism Affects EducationConfucian is a traditional outlook and practices followed in East Asian countries, which are based on teachings of Confucius, a Chinese philosopher who lived between 551 and 479 BCE. Confucianism emphasizes on ethics as well as statecraft. Confucius believed that education was the only way that one could earn appropriate social status in addition to material success. Additionally, he claimed that education helped foster harmony and morality in the society. Due to this believe, Confucian countries lay a lot of emphasis on education in terms of the fund set aside to facilitate education. Additionally, the parents tend to pressure their children to work hard and prosper academically. This has led to higher performance in Confucian countries (Gove and Huang 10-13; Phuong-Mai, Cee).Learning is a process influenced by interaction of many factors many factors.
The study “Kristof’s Article: China's winning schools?” focused on math, science, and reading and showed that countries where the society followed Confucianism performed better in the three categories. The Confucian countries with outstanding performance were Hong Kong, Singapore, and South Korea…
Apart from paying tribute to the system of education followed in China, Nicholas D. Kristof also establishes that the Confucian reverence for education is the basic factor contributing to the success of education in the nation. Thus he maintains that “the larger issue is that the greatest strength of the Chinese system is the Confucian reverence for education that is steeped into the culture.
As a 'global' issue, some of the more salient contrasting facts about women's living conditions in the Developing World or China, Africa, and Islam with be posited against how progress has been made in the US. It will be argued that however much there is both legislative equality or the legal ideal of it in the US, in practice there are some important limitations to the so called progress that has occurred from the time of the right to vote to the present.
According to the paper for quite a long time, there have been arguments on the reason behind excellent academic performance in Asian based schools. Some people stereotype that it is because Asians are smarter than other groups. Others argue that the great performance is attributable to the Asian culture, which is based on Confucian ideas.
For instance, it is evident that during the early years, education often started from the family wherein both parents stood as the teachers. Children were often taught about ethical values and skills to help them survive when they need to be independent.
This conflict has a long history and can be traced right to the Crusades when the Muslim communities from the Middle East and the Christians from the West fought for the possession of the Holy Land. This conflict took the shape of ideological differences as well.
Here are some sample questions to answer: What does Kristof & WuDunn think is the main problem with development and women’s issues? How does the reading relate to culture? How does the reading relate to our discussions on race? Inequality? What are the strengths and weaknesses of his arguments?
Name Instructor Class 29 October 2013 Opinions on Syria: Incidents and Conceptual Metaphors On August 21, 2013, several videos circulated on the Internet which showed dying children and overwhelmed hospitals in the suburbs of Damascus. From here, the world watched as the Syria crisis became a highly-debated issue because of the possibility of a United States-led military intervention through an airstrike in Syria.
2. "An expatriate's work interaction and adjustment is inversely related to the deep-level differences regarding values between him/her and the host, after the surface-level differences are controlled. The more these differences, the lower the adjustment to the new environment will be." (Van Vianen, De Pater and Kristof-Brown)
Talking of economic realities, Kristof and WuDunn of NY Times have presented a compelling human story involving the economic and social conditions in a small village in NE Thailand, in their article “Two Cheers for Sweatshops” which appeared in NYT of September 9, 20002.