Global Perspective on Education

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Global Perspective on Education Increasing global commerce and competition provides much of the fuel that drives the  call for education reform. Many more nations are industrializing and competing in the  global market. The nations with the best minds and best education will lead the world  economically. When researchers compare the performance of American students to  their international counterparts, the United States scores low compared to other  industrialized nations. In a frequently quoted study, 13-year-olds in Korea and Taiwan  scored highest in math and science exams. Thirteen-year-olds in the United States  scored near the bottom of industrialized nations. Experts point to parental attitudes and school systems to explain the differences. Asian  parents maintain far higher expectations of their children, push them harder, and more  often credit their children's success to “hard work.” American parents, on the other hand, 
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