BBC Solent interview on ‘Are our kids tough enough? Chinese School’ Episode 2 (12 August 2015)

BBC Solent interview on ‘Are our kids tough enough? Chinese School’ Episode 2 (12 August 2015)

In this morning’s show with Julian Clegg we spoke again about the Chinese School experiment being run in a Hampshire school where five Chinese teachers have taken on the task of teaching 50 pupils in Year 9. Although we do agree that there are some things we could learn from the Chinese teachers, there are also some things they could learn from the English teaching system. Teaching, in the UK, is a lot more holistic and pupil-centred than in China. The producers of ‘Chinese School’ have structured the experiment in order to maximise the friction and conflict between the British pupils and their new Chinese teachers, and I must say it does make for entertaining television.

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