Dr. Yong Zhao Express Pass*

Pre-order now and go straight to Dr. Zhao’s book signing on Friday, October 16, at AMLE2015

Skip the lines at the registers, ditch the shipping charges, and ensure copies are reserved just for you when you pre-order Dr. Yong Zhao’s Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon and/or World Class Learners: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students. Through Monday, October 12, pre-order Dr. Zhao’s books, and your purchase will be ready for you to pick up, at your convenience, in the AMLE2015 exhibit hall in the AMLE Resource Center. Dr. Zhao will be signing his books after his general session on Friday, October 16. Pre-order now, pick up later and head right over to have Dr. Zhao sign your books!

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon

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The secrets behind China's extraordinary educational system—good, bad, and ugly See More...

Pre-Order Price: $21.00

The secrets behind China's extraordinary educational system—good, bad, and ugly

Chinese students' consistently stunning performance on the international PISA exams—where they outscore students of all other nations in math, reading, and science—have positioned China as a world education leader. American educators and pundits have declared this a "Sputnik Moment," saying that we must learn from China's education system in order to maintain our status as an education leader and global superpower.

Indeed, many of the reforms taking hold in US schools, such as a greater emphasis on standardized testing and the increasing importance of core subjects like reading and math, echo the Chinese system. We're following in China's footsteps—but is this the direction we should take?

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon? by award-winning writer Yong Zhao offers an entertaining, provocative insider's account of the Chinese school system, revealing the secrets that make it both "the best and worst" in the world. Born and raised in China's Sichuan province and a teacher in China for many years, Zhao has a unique perspective on Chinese culture and education. He explains in vivid detail how China turns out the world's highest-achieving students in reading, math, and science—yet by all accounts Chinese educators, parents, and political leaders hate the system and long to send their kids to western schools. Filled with fascinating stories and compelling data, this book offers a nuanced and sobering tour of education in China.

See Dr. Yong Zhao at the AMLE 2015 Annual Conference.

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World Class Learners

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Unlock the secrets to cultivating independent thinkers who will flourish in the new, global economy. See More...

Pre-Order Price: $24.00

Prepare your students for the globalized world!

In the new global economy, the jobs that exist now might not exist by the time today’s students enter the workplace. To succeed in this ever-changing world, students need to be able to think like entrepreneurs: resourceful, flexible, creative, and global.

This book unlocks the secrets to cultivating independent thinkers who are willing and able to use their learning differently to create jobs and contribute positively to the globalized society. World Class Learners presents concepts that teachers, administrators and even parents can implement immediately, including how to:

  • Understand the entrepreneurial spirit and harness it
  • Foster student autonomy and leadership
  • Champion inventive learners with necessary resources
  • Develop global partners and resources

 

With the liberty to make meaningful decisions and explore nontraditional learning opportunities, today’s students will develop into tomorrow’s global entrepreneurs.

See Dr. Yong Zhao at the AMLE 2015 Annual Conference.

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*When pre-ordering your books, payment is required at the time of purchase, but you will not pay shipping fees. Pick up your Dr. Zhao books by visiting the AMLE Resource Center in the AMLE2015 exhibit hall. Then, skip the purchase line and go directly to Dr. Zhao’s book signing on Friday, October 16, after the conclusion of his General Session.

AMLE Resource Center hours are:

    Thursday, October 15 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (in the exhibit hall)
    Friday, October 16 from 8:45 am to 3:30 pm (in the exhibit hall)
    Saturday, October 17 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm (in the registration lobby)