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America, Meet China

America, Meet China THEY'VE ALREADY GOTTEN TO KNOW YOUR SCHOOLS. *bump" In 2000, "Harvard Girl," a how-to guide for Ivy League hopefuls, climbed to the top of China's best-selling book list. The book was written by the parents of a Chinese girl admitted to Harvard University, and a whole new genre of copycat books rose in its wake. While most would argue that America's educational system still bests China's by most measures, that may not be the case in a few years. China is Rising on the Global Education Stage. Fast. START SCHOOL Age when Chinese children usually start formal education. 53 Age when American children usually start kindergarten. Recognize 400 Characters WRITING Write 100 Characters 生 由 abc What Chinese children are 人生 ABC expected to know midway through 1st grade. 26 Uppercase Letters 26 Lowercase Letters American early learners have a lot less to learn. READING 20% Literacy Rate 3 Pre-Communist Era (1949) 99% Literacy Rate Chinese Youth Today (15-24-year-olds) are on par with America. ONLY 20% 60%- POST-SECONDARY Attended university in the 1980s. Chinese high school graduates now attending a university. Metropolitan China Already Leads the World. HOW 15-YEAR-OLDS AROUND THE GLOBE STACK UP: Shanghai out-performs the world's high school students. MEAN READING SCORE MEAN MATH SCORE #1 CHINA (SHANGHAI) #1 CHINA (SHANGHAI) SOUTH KOREA SINGAPORE FINLAND HONG KONG HONG KONG SOUTH KOREA SINGAPORE FINLAND CANADA JAPAN JAPAN CANADA #11 UNITED STATES #26 UNITED STATES The U.S. doesn't crack the Top 10 in either reading or math. China Puts Its Money Where Its Mouth Is. 300% INCREASE 2$ China's share of GDP devoted to education since 1998. 2X AI AI Number of colleges added in China from 1997-2007. China Studies the U.S. America's Beginning to Take Note. Chinese students American students studying in America: studying in China: 127,000+ 14,000 The largest group of foreign students in America's universities. 1 U.S. student studies in China for every 10 Chinese students in America. AMERICANS ARE RAPIDLY LEARNING CHINESE. US college and university enrollments to study Chinese: 70,000 60,000 50,000 40,000 30,000 20,000 10,000 '65 "68 "74 '77 '80 '84 '86 '95 '98 '02 "06 "09 06. China is Banking on Tech. And they're leading the world with new talent. IN CHINA: IT professionals: Technical graduates added each year: 1,200,000 400,000 IN AMERICA: Computer & Information Sciences Degrees Awarded 60,000 ....... ..... . ... ... ...... 50,000 40,000 30,000 ..... ............. ...... ..... .... 20.000 10,000 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 37% DECLINE Since 2004, computer-related degrees awarded to Americans have been on a downslope. CREATED BY: References:,9171,2024220,00.html BY NO ND This work is under a Creative Commons License. 由

America, Meet China

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As China becomes a leading global power, their education system will grown and become competitive against the U.S. This infographic shows the changes that China is making to become a leading player in...


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