China, india & western hubris

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  • 1. China, India & Western Hubris: Education & Economic Success
    A Wake-Up Call for our students?
  • 2. American/Westerners’ Four “Global” Myths
    American students are more well-rounded than Indian or Chinese students
    Indian and Chinese education is mostly rote memorization
    Americans are inherently more creative and innovative
    American education is superior because we educate everyone
  • 3. Global Myth # 1
    American students are more well-rounded than Indian or Chinese students
  • 4.
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  • 6. Extracurricular Activities -Boys
  • 7. Other Activities -Boys
  • 8. Extracurricular Activities -Girls
  • 9. Global Myth # 2
    Indian and Chinese education is mostly rote memorization
  • 10. Indian & Chinese Exams
    India
    Standard X & XII Proficiency Exams
    Math, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, World History, English Grammar, English Literature, Hindi or Sanskrit
    Each exam is 2-3 hours –over 20 hours long
    Standard X –to pass 10thgrade
    Standard XII –to graduate
    China
    –National College Entrance Exam (9.57Million students sat the exam in 2010)
    3 days, 4 hours per day
  • 11. How Rote Is This?Indian CBSE 10thGrade English Proficiency Exam
    cbse
  • 12. Rote?CBSE Standard X Math Exam
  • 13. Chinese College Entrance ExamEssay Writing – Rote?
  • 14. Global Myth # 3
    Americans / Westerners are inherently more creative and innovative
  • 15. Trade Comparisons
    USA UK China
    Population 300 million 65 million 1.3 billion
    GDP (PPP) $14.3 Trillion (#1) $2.7 Trillion $7.8 Trillion (# 3)
    National Debt –external $12.25 trillion$1.5 Trillion $421 Billion
    Federal Budget Surplus (08) ($455 Billion) $18 Billion
    GDP Growth 2008 1.3% -1.5%% 9.8%
    Reserves of foreign exchange $70 Billion $2.1 Trillion
    Current account balance ($568.8 billion) $368 billion
    Balance of Trade ($1.5 Trillion)$1.5 Trillion
    Export Partners Canada 21% US 19%
    Loans to USA NA Nil $1 Trillion
    Labor force 155 million 32 million 808 Million
    Education expenditures 5.3% of GDP 5.3% of GDP 2.0% of GDP
  • 16. Innovation is Growing in China
    130 000
  • 17. Innovation is Growing in India
  • 18. Fastest Growing Economies
    China
    Hong Kong
    India
    Israel
    Singapore
    South Korea
    Taiwan
  • 19. Chinese Patent Filings Booming
  • 20. West vs East Value Gap
  • 21. Global Myth # 4
    American/Western education is superior because we educate everyone
  • 22. Numbers of Students
    How many K-12 students are there in the USA? India? China?
    UKUSAINDIACHINA
    1.9M54M212M194M
    How many students graduate High School in the USA? India? China?
    EstimatesUSAINDIACHINA
    2008 High School 2.8 M 8M10M
    Graduates
    2008 College 1.9M6M6M
    Freshman
  • 23. My Premise
    Global Education Standards have passed us by
    India and China are setting the standards
    America/the West unaware of this fact
    We ignore Global Standards at our economic peril
    US/Western academic and economic leadership are not guaranteed in 21stCentury
  • 24. 21st Century Economy
    More Knowledge Intensive
    •More Entrepreneurial
    •More Competitive
  • 25. The World is vastly More CompetitiveGDP – PPP by Country
  • 26. Who has the brightest future?