Is there such thing as too much education? For many families in the United States, the answer is “no.” Across the country, young children who already succeed in their highly ranked schools pursue after-school enrichment centers and prepare for math competitions, spellings bees and other academics. Parents’ anxieties about their children’s chances of getting into college pervade every academic choice, from which elementary school they attend to which extracurriculars they select. A persistent fear that schools and teachers do not do enough to prepare and educate their children is felt by American and immigrant families alike. There is an educational arms race in this country that begins as early as elementary school, but does all the extra time and money really pay off in the end?
In the new book超教育：为什么好学校，好成绩和良好的行为是不够的，爬完Dhingra在阿默斯特学院美国研究的教授，深入到高成就教育及其对儿童，家长，教育工作者和社区的影响的激烈的世界。虽然谁拥抱超家庭教育的漫画很容易找到思考亚洲“虎妈” -Professor Dhingra两个答案，也驱散了为什么亚裔美国人，白色，和其他孩子擅长教育的神话，为什么父母相信“超教育“，以及是否所有这些额外的教育实在是值得的。借鉴超过100深入访谈与教师，教师，校长，家长和孩子们，包括过去的全美拼字比赛冠军，Dhingra给读者一个幕后的看，为什么人们参与到这一现象，以及它如何is changing our kids’ education.
被认为是“一个良好的研究兴趣的家长工作”的Library Journal,这提供了父母重要的启蒙书insights into the competitive world of enrichment education and its effects on their children. Available now from NYU Press, order your copy at 30% off using the discount code MOMBLOG30 onnyupress.org。