China, India & Western Hubris: Education & Economic Success <br />A Wake-Up Call for our students?<br />
American/Westerners’ Four “Global” Myths<br />American students are more well-rounded than Indian or Chinese students<br /...
Global Myth # 1 <br />American students are more well-rounded than Indian or Chinese students<br />
Extracurricular Activities -Boys<br />
Other Activities -Boys<br />
Extracurricular Activities -Girls<br />
Global Myth # 2<br />Indian and Chinese education is mostly rote memorization<br />
Indian & Chinese Exams<br />India<br />Standard X & XII Proficiency Exams<br />Math, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geograph...
How Rote Is This?Indian CBSE 10thGrade English Proficiency Exam<br />cbse<br />
Rote?CBSE Standard X Math Exam<br />
Chinese College Entrance ExamEssay Writing – Rote?<br />
Global Myth # 3<br />Americans / Westerners are inherently more creative and innovative <br />
Trade Comparisons<br />USA		    UK		   China<br />Population	300 million		65 million		1.3 billion	<br />GDP (PPP)		$14.3 T...
Innovation is Growing in China<br />130 000<br />
Innovation is Growing in India<br />
Fastest Growing Economies<br />China<br />Hong Kong<br />India<br />Israel<br />Singapore<br />South Korea<br />Taiwan<br />
Chinese Patent Filings Booming<br />
West vs East Value Gap<br />
Global Myth # 4<br />American/Western education is superior because we educate everyone<br />
Numbers of Students<br />How many K-12 students are there in the USA? India? China?<br />UKUSAINDIACHINA<br />1.9M54M212M1...
My Premise<br />Global Education Standards have passed us by<br />India and China are setting the standards<br />America/t...
21st Century Economy<br />More Knowledge Intensive<br />•More Entrepreneurial <br />•More Competitive<br />
The World is vastly More CompetitiveGDP – PPP by Country<br />
Who has the brightest future?<br />
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  1. 1. China, India & Western Hubris: Education & Economic Success <br />A Wake-Up Call for our students?<br />
  2. 2. American/Westerners’ Four “Global” Myths<br />American students are more well-rounded than Indian or Chinese students<br />Indian and Chinese education is mostly rote memorization<br />Americans are inherently more creative and innovative <br />American education is superior because we educate everyone<br />
  3. 3. Global Myth # 1 <br />American students are more well-rounded than Indian or Chinese students<br />
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  6. 6. Extracurricular Activities -Boys<br />
  7. 7. Other Activities -Boys<br />
  8. 8. Extracurricular Activities -Girls<br />
  9. 9. Global Myth # 2<br />Indian and Chinese education is mostly rote memorization<br />
  10. 10. Indian & Chinese Exams<br />India<br />Standard X & XII Proficiency Exams<br />Math, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, World History, English Grammar, English Literature, Hindi or Sanskrit<br />Each exam is 2-3 hours –over 20 hours long<br />Standard X –to pass 10thgrade<br />Standard XII –to graduate<br />China<br />–National College Entrance Exam (9.57Million students sat the exam in 2010)<br />3 days, 4 hours per day<br />
  11. 11. How Rote Is This?Indian CBSE 10thGrade English Proficiency Exam<br />cbse<br />
  12. 12. Rote?CBSE Standard X Math Exam<br />
  13. 13. Chinese College Entrance ExamEssay Writing – Rote?<br />
  14. 14. Global Myth # 3<br />Americans / Westerners are inherently more creative and innovative <br />
  15. 15. Trade Comparisons<br />USA UK China<br />Population 300 million 65 million 1.3 billion <br />GDP (PPP) $14.3 Trillion (#1) $2.7 Trillion $7.8 Trillion (# 3)<br />National Debt –external $12.25 trillion$1.5 Trillion $421 Billion <br />Federal Budget Surplus (08) ($455 Billion) $18 Billion <br />GDP Growth 2008 1.3% -1.5%% 9.8% <br />Reserves of foreign exchange $70 Billion $2.1 Trillion<br />Current account balance ($568.8 billion) $368 billion <br />Balance of Trade ($1.5 Trillion)$1.5 Trillion<br />Export Partners Canada 21% US 19% <br />Loans to USA NA Nil $1 Trillion<br />Labor force 155 million 32 million 808 Million <br />Education expenditures 5.3% of GDP 5.3% of GDP 2.0% of GDP<br />
  16. 16. Innovation is Growing in China<br />130 000<br />
  17. 17. Innovation is Growing in India<br />
  18. 18. Fastest Growing Economies<br />China<br />Hong Kong<br />India<br />Israel<br />Singapore<br />South Korea<br />Taiwan<br />
  19. 19. Chinese Patent Filings Booming<br />
  20. 20. West vs East Value Gap<br />
  21. 21. Global Myth # 4<br />American/Western education is superior because we educate everyone<br />
  22. 22. Numbers of Students<br />How many K-12 students are there in the USA? India? China?<br />UKUSAINDIACHINA<br />1.9M54M212M194M<br />How many students graduate High School in the USA? India? China?<br />EstimatesUSAINDIACHINA<br />2008 High School 2.8 M 8M10M<br />Graduates<br />2008 College 1.9M6M6M<br />Freshman<br />
  23. 23. My Premise<br />Global Education Standards have passed us by<br />India and China are setting the standards<br />America/the West unaware of this fact<br />We ignore Global Standards at our economic peril<br />US/Western academic and economic leadership are not guaranteed in 21stCentury<br />
  24. 24. 21st Century Economy<br />More Knowledge Intensive<br />•More Entrepreneurial <br />•More Competitive<br />
  25. 25. The World is vastly More CompetitiveGDP – PPP by Country<br />
  26. 26. Who has the brightest future?<br />
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