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Asian students perform better academically than US students throughout the entire school year In order to prove that Asian students do perform better Harold W Stevenson and his colleagues proposed a series of large cross-national studies beginning 1980 Stevenson discussed his studies in the article Learning from Asian Schools The studies compared Chinese Japanese and American children who sampled from first grade and fifth grade classrooms in elementary schools in Minneapolis Chicago Sendai Beijing and Taipei The studies found that in mathematics average scores of the Asian first and fifth graders were higher than the American averages When compared the scores from different grades the studies found decline in American schools as well as improvement in Taiwan and steady high performance in Japan In addition the studies found that in reading the Asian students caught up by the fifth grade following the increased demands in Asian languages although American first graders tended towards the top on these tests The test results undoubtedly confirmed the truth about the superior performance of Asian students over American students According to the studies Stevenson found that there were three main reasons associated with Asian childrens success cultural differences educational system and teacher performance Asian mothers considered the most important thing in their childrens life is to do well in school education is equivalent to the childrens future Therefore Asian mothers hold high standards for their childrens academic performance believing that the road to success is through effort having positive attitudes about achievement and studying diligently In contrast American mothers had very high satisfaction with their childrens academic performance because they lacked measurement standards for performance and believed their childrens success came from being born with intelligence and being diligent American mothers also placed a lesser emphasis on academic achievement because they believed their childrens childhood shouldnt solely focus on school Asian mothers attitudes caused their children to work harder to improve their performance In addition to the cultural
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