The Smartest Kids in the World – and How They Got That Way

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Amanda Ripley discusses her book about three young Americans who have opted to study in foreign countries where education is undergoing a revolution and even average students can make complex arguments.
Amanda Ripley
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Some countries are so good at educating children that virtually all their youngsters can make complex arguments and solve complex problems. In other words, they are learning to think.

In her bestselling book, author Amanda Ripley, an investigative journalist for Time and The Atlantic, follows three young Americans who have opted to study in Finland, Poland, and South Korea — hotbeds of education where rigorous teaching, parental input, and eager students are revolutionizing learning.

This event, the first of a series featuring leading thinkers in education, is co-presented by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

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