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Cornelius Grove: The Drive to Learn

May 22, 2017

Cornelius N. Grove, Ed.D., author of The Drive to Learn, discusses what his research shows East Asian culture does differently to encourage children to attain academic excellence.

American students have been scoring more and more poorly on international tests, especially compared to children in East Asian. Cornelius N. Grove, Ed.D., an independent researcher and author of The Drive to Learn, What the East Asian Experience Tells Us about Raising Students Who Excel explains that parenting style and a culture that highlights failure over self-esteem contributes to Asian students' high scores. Grove discusses way American parents can adopt the habits of East Asian parents and help their children attain the same level of excellence in school. 

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Teresa Mull is a policy advisor for education and an editor at The Heartland Institute.