Learn­ing from the best of both worlds

China Daily (Canada) - - V-DAY COMMEMORATION -

Co n f l i c ts be­tween Eastern and Western ed­u­ca­tion sys­tems shown in the BBC doc­u­men­tary quiet and self-dis­ci­plined is the ba­sic re­quire­ment of the stu­dents.”

Li’s son, Li Shangyan, fin­ished high school in the United States af­ter one year at Bei­jing No 4 High School. Li Shangyan is now a fresh­man at Har­vard Univer­sity.

“No mat­ter where you are, self-dis­ci­pline and hard work are es­sen­tial qual­i­ties to lead you to suc­cess. My son was a very good tra­di­tional Chi­nese stu­dent at Bei­jing No 4 Mid­dle School, good at ex­ams and also in some arts and sports. Af­ter he went to the US to con­tinue his stud­ies, his self-dis­ci­pline also led him to where he is now,” said Li.

Wang Xiaon­ing, an English teacher at Bei­jing No 4 High School, said the BBC doc­u­men­tary did not re­flect the re­al­ity of ed­u­ca­tion in China.

“Though the Chi­nese ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem fo­cuses

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IM­AGES FROM THE BBC DOC­U­MEN­TARY

The five Chi­nese teach­ers fea­tured in the BBC doc­u­men­tary, AreOurKid­sToughE­nough?Chi­ne­seS­chool.

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