The Weekend Australian (June 27-28 2020) published a precis of a book written by Christina Ho about Asian wunderkinds in the Australian education system and some extracts are set out below but perhaps the most interesting aspect of Ms Ho's book is its conclusion where she queries whether: "An economically unbalanced migrant community's legitimate pursuit of self-interest threatens to undermine social cohesion in this country?".
"At age 6 , Asian-Australians spend 23 more minutes per school day on educational activities than do their non-asian peers. It rises to 25 minutes on weekends".
"As a group, they [ asian students] are disproportionately successful in education in Australia, and in other countries such as the US, Canada and UK".
"Now more than 90 per cent of students in fully selective schools (schools where students are selected on academic ability) in NSW and Victoria are of asian background".
[Ho acknowledges] "the downsides of the aggressive and instrumentalist approach to education taken by many asian migrants".
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