Friday, 11 August 2017

Britain Turns to Chinese Textbooks to Improve Its Math Scores - Current News & Events - OneHallyu

Well this is interesting. Britain turning to Chinese maths textbooks. Specifically Shanghai's textbooks. 
A couple of years back Britain brought in 21 Chinese maths teachers to help out at English schools.
I wonder how that went. Presumably well enough for them to now move to introduce Chinese textbooks. 
There was also a BBC reality show some months back following the trials and tribulations of half a dozen Chinese teachers employed at an English high school to teach the kids along the Chinese lines.  Fascinating show but also plenty  of cultural misunderstandings!  In the end, IIRC, both sides thought it had been worthwhile. Tough but worthwhile.