Who's the topper in your class? : philosophies of learning and assessment at CFL, Bangalore

Onkar, Venkatesh (2013) Who's the topper in your class? : philosophies of learning and assessment at CFL, Bangalore. Learning Curve (20). pp. 36-40.

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Abstract

Amy Chua’s 2011 book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, raised outraged protest in the US when it was published. The book is about a culture or style of parenting (the author, a law professor at a prestigious American university, calls it the “Chinese” style) which consists of pushing your children to achieve perfection in a field by insisting on hours of work a day, not giving them any choice in their interests or work patterns. The author’s two daughters are musical prodigies, and they spend several hours a day practising the piano and the violin. This is also a style of parenting that demands straight As in all subjects, complete respect and obedience to parental authority, and an utter dedication to “excellence” in all aspects of daily life.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Onkar, Venkatesh
Document Language:
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English
Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Elementary education, Early childhood education
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Learning Curve
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/877
Publisher URL: http://apfstatic.s3.ap-south-1.amazonaws.com/s3fs-...

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