Top of the Class: How Asian Parents Raise High Achievers--and How You Can Too

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Asians and Asian-Americans make up 4% of the U.S. population...and 20% of the Ivy League. Now find out how they do it.

The numbers speak for themselves: 18% of Harvard's population; 25% of Columbia's; 42% of Berkeley's; 24% of Stanford's; 25% of Cornell's...

What are Asian parents doing to start their kids on the road to academic excellence at an early age?  What can all parents do to help their children ace tests, strive to achieve, and ...

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Top of the Class: How Asian Parents Raise High Achievers--and How You Can Too

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Overview

Asians and Asian-Americans make up 4% of the U.S. population...and 20% of the Ivy League. Now find out how they do it.

The numbers speak for themselves: 18% of Harvard's population; 25% of Columbia's; 42% of Berkeley's; 24% of Stanford's; 25% of Cornell's...

What are Asian parents doing to start their kids on the road to academic excellence at an early age?  What can all parents do to help their children ace tests, strive to achieve, and reach educational goals? In this book, two sisters-a doctor and a lawyer whose parents came from South Korea to the U.S. with two hundred dollars in their pockets-reveal the practices that lead Asian-Americans to academic, professional, and personal success.

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The exceptional level of achievement among Asian and Asian-American students is an established fact, but until now, no one has attempted to explain this phenomenon. What do Asian parents do better than their non-Asian peers? Top of the Class, written by two successful Korean-American sisters, answers that question by describing how Asian parents imbue their children with a love of learning and a fervor to excel. With numerous examples, they explain that the values and skills these parents encourage in their children are available to anyone.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425205617
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/1/2005
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 797,256
  • Product dimensions: 5.58 (w) x 8.34 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Soo Kim Abboud is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and is active in the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Otolaryngology, and the Association of Women's Surgeons.

Jane Kim, Esq., works as an Immigration Specialist of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar and has received numerous writing awards and has published essays dealing with cultural issues in literary magazines including America's Intercultural Magazine.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2012

    The book was well organized and written by the Asian people. Thi

    The book was well organized and written by the Asian people. This book
    is for teachers and parents and students who wants to raise a
    successful children. This is an excellent and interesting book to read.
    The rating is 5 stars.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2006

    Finally...

    Finally someone has written a book to explain it all. Very interesting for teachers, students, and parents.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2005

    Great Read

    Excellent book to read with the family. Puts the emphasis on the family unit for our childrens' successes and failures (where it belongs). A great read for the weekend.

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