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

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

by Soo Kim Abboud, Jane Y. Kim
     
 

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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

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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 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.

Editorial Reviews

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440623479
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/01/2005
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,036,312
File size:
314 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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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